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September 30, 1994 - Image 21

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-09-30

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schools without a back-up plan.
The petition drive became null
when state lawmakers solved the
funding question with a ballot
proposal that asked voters to
choose between an increase in the
sales tax or the state income tax.
Although the legislature de-
vised a way to refinance schools,

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David Honigman

my being sick," Sen. Honigman
Ms. Barnett disagrees. When
the health topic comes up, she be-
comes uneasy. She says the last
thing she wants is for his health
to become an issue.
"I'd rather talk about how he
voted in 1993, 1994 and the rest
of his legislative history," Ms.
Barnett said.
Ms. Barnett and Sen. Honig-
man differ on several funda-
mental points. She is
campaigning on public education,
fiscal responsibility and local con-
trol. He talks about redeeming
Detroit, cultivating the business
climate in the state and improv-
ing the quality of public schools.
These candidates also differ in
their campaign style. Sen. Honig-
man is not doing
much personal
campaigning be-
cause he is still P
recovering. Ms.
Barnett's plan to
win votes includ-
ed a fund-raiser, "Barnett Sings
Barbra" (Streisand). Earlier this
week, she performed at Ginopo-
lis Grill in Farmington Hills.
Sen. Honigman was elected to
the Michigan House of Repre-
sentatives in 1984 and the State
Senate in 1990.
Ms. Barnett is a former reli-
gious school teacher at Temple
Beth El and Temple Kol Ami and
chairs the 11th Congressional
District Democratic Committee.
Both candidates were unop-
posed in the primary.
The 15th District includes
Farmington, Farmington Hills,
West Bloomfield, Novi, Bloom-
field Hills, Bloomfield Township,
Beverly Hills and Southfield
Ms. Barnett said local units of
government should have the
power to enact stricter hand gun
laws and regulate wetlands.
Last year, she spearheaded a
petition drive to ensure contin-
ued funding for Michigan's pub-
lic schools when the legislature
wiped out property taxes as a
source of funding for public

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Sen. Honigman said public edu-
cation needs to be improved. He
talked about allocating addition-
al financial resources for at-risk
children and praised Head Start,
a U.S. government program for
"culturally deprived" preschool
and kindergarten children and
their parents.
Although Sen. Honigman rep-
resents the interests of an Oak-
land County
district, he said
he wants to
make Detroit
safer and lower
the tax rate in
the city.
"Not only do I
have an obligation to my con-
stituents but I want to make life
better for everyone in Michigan,"
Sen. Honigman said. 'Those who
are not altruistic might want to
vote for someone else."
His plan to make Detroit safer
includes putting more police on
the streets to deter criminals.
With just over five weeks un-
til the Nov. 8 election, both can-
didates believe they have a good
chance of winning.
"I know I'm in an unenviable
position," said Ms. Barnett, when
talking about the Republican vot-
ing pattern of the 15th District.
"I could lose, but if I don't fight
for what I think is right than we
have government by default." El

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appearing on page P16 in the
Aug. 16, 1994 Jewish News

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