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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Friday, June 14,' 1974

PageEigt TH MIHIGA DALY Fida, Jue1..1974

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Eckstein bids for Dem.

Editor's note: Peter Eckstein has
announced his candidacy for state
senate in the 18th senatorial dis-
trict. He wili run in the August 6
Demooratic primary to oppose in-
cumbent Sen. Gilbert Bursiy. This
is his position statement.
The past year has brought a
collapse of confidence in gov-
ernment. We have come to see
both Washington and Lansing
as too often dominated by the
rich and powerful, too unfair in
how they tax and spend, too

sluggish in protecting the pub-
lic interest.
We can wallow in our disillu-
sionment, or we can use it as
a springboard for a new and
clear - headed assault on the.
problems of government,
UNDER THE present system
big campaign contributors and
lobbyists can dictate how the
public's business is conducted.
We need full disclosure of cam-

paign contributions, but we also
need limits on how much an
individual can contribute or a
campaign can spend.
We need substantial public fi-
nancing of campaign costs, by
permitting each voter to ear-
mark a few dollars of public
funds to support particular can-
didates or ballot proposals. We
must force legislators to dis-
close the sources of their in-
come and wealth. We must force

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lobbyists to di
it their favo
-whether in1
dinners or luxt
Wholesale r
needed for mi
in his 14 years
for Bursley h
bring about su
UNEMPLOY
tion are eating
power of Mich
our tax systenr
hit hardest at
income famili
almost alone
dustrial state:
sales tax on f'
Retired fan
forced to sell tl
face of rising
The Public Ser
permits D e t
charge residen
cent more than
same amount
Our public
and less able b
education to o
old system of
from local pr
grossly unfair.
YET FROM
the Bursley A
local schools a
pendent upon
School aid ft
Bursley Act wi
one school dist
times as much
other school di
Under tax r
that I have hel
state wouldg
schoolchild sup
level of educati
local school
build. Funds4
through state
trial property
profits, alongv

candidacy
sclose and to lim- personal income tax geared to
rs to legislators the individual's ability to pay.
the form of steak . State government has long
ury cruises. neglected the problems of wa-
eform has been men. For example, banks are
nany years, but allowed to discriminate in the
in Lansing Sena- granting of credit. Of the top
as not fought to 99 executive positions in Lan-
ich reform. sing, only two are held by wo.
men.
MENT and infla- IN A NUMBER of other ways,
g into the buying state government is failing to
igan families, yet protect those who are least
n and utility bills able to protect themselves. No
middle and low state agency seeks to hold na-
es. Michigan is tional corporations responsible
among major in- for their pension promises to
:in levying a Michigan workers.
sod and drugs.
ailies are often Many federal poverty pro-
heir homes in the grams are scheduled to lapse
property taxes. this summer - but the state
vice Commission has made no commitment to
r o i t Edison to maintain the most effective
tial users 87 per ones. An entire neighborhood
industry for the in Howell has lived for months
of electricity. in the shadow of iron oxide
schools are less dust from a nearby smelter.
o provide quality A rape victim is discouraged
sir children. The from pressing charges when
financing schools forced to testify about her en-
operty taxes is tire sexual history. Nutrition
and day-care programs for chil-
dren remain inadequate.
Lansing we have As State Senator, I would
ct, which makes strive to provide leadership not
ill the more de- only in enacting new laws but
local millage. also in dramatizing pressing so-
unds under the csal problems and the failure of
11 be used to help the executive branch. We must
rict spend three find new ways to make govern-
per child as an- meot more responsive to citizen
strict. needs and concerns.
eform proposals
ped to draft, the The State Conservation Com-
guarantee every mission says there are nearly
port for a good 40 species of harmless snakes in
on, one on which Missouri. All are distinguish-
districts could able because they have round
would be raised eye pupils instead of the slitted,
taxes on indus- catlike pupils of the three poi-
and corporate sonous snakes found in the
sith a graduated State.

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