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Page 10-A-Friday, September 5,1980-The Michigan Daily
'U' still unsure
of state funding
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stitutions that the Senate figures were
in late September, before the Oct. 1 unrealistic and closer to a 1-1.5 per cent
start of the state's fiscal year, or after a increase," said Vice-President for
mid-November election break. If a State Relations Richard Kennedy.
state budget is not intact before Oct. 1, While David Murphy, assistant direc-
legislators will have to pass a tern- tor of the Senate Fiscal Agency, gave
porary, budget that continues payment slightly more credence to the Senate
at current levels, according to state figures, he said that, given the unstable
budget spokesman Patrick McCarthy. economy, anything can happen.
While the state House has taken no "The picture changes almost daily,
action on the budget, the Senate has and I'm not optimistic about it," he
passed a budget plan that would give said. "We're almost better off waiting
the University a 4.2 per cent increase to finalize a budget until November;
over last year's appropriation. But we'd have better information by then."
earlier this week, University officials Aside from previously announced
acknowledged that they were planning layoffs and equipment cutbacks, the
for state funding below this level. University has developed two plans to
The joint Higher Education Ap- ease the University into budget cuts,
propriations Subcommittee called according to Robert Sauve, assistant
representatives from state colleges and vice-president for academic affairs.
universities in last week "to alert all in- The University has frozen a number
of accounts, such as building - main-
NEW PROGRAM tenance-at least for a short period of
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP)-A new time.
program leading to a degree of The second plan, Sauve said, involves
bachelor of fine arts in musical theater asking each University school, depar-
will be offered by the University of tment, or other unit to submit a nev-
Michigan School of Music. budget cutting their "fair share."
The program is scheduled to begin in About half of those new budgets have
the fall term. been submitted to the vice-president's
School of Music Dean Paul C. Boylan office, he said.
said, "American musical theater has Milliken's total new cuts for the state,
emerged during the past several are almost $750 million from the budget
decades as a significant, indigenous art he proposed in January. Higher
form worthy of study and performan- education's portion of that is $36
~o 19 - million.
GOV. WILLIAM MILLIKEN takes time out for lunch during a meeting
Lansing yesterday with state lawmakers. Officials discussed ways to balar
the state's books in the middle of a recession.
Selective Service claims 93% registered
allow this and no one really got out of
hand," he explained.
One incident Richard was referring
to was a four-hour sit-in on July 23 when
two draft registration protesters were
carried out of the Federal Building post
The two resisters, David DeVarti and
Christopher Berg, were among six per-
sons who staged a peaceful protest by
sitting near the post office where
registration was taking place. At
closing time the two refused to leave
and were carried away by federal
building police. They are scheduled to
appear in court September 15:
Edith Hefley from Washtenaw Com-
mittee Against Registration and the
Draft said that the delay in gathering
registration data made registration as
an emergency precaution less
"It's funny how this (registration
was supposed to save time in case of
emergency," she said, "I find it very
humorous that it's taking them more
than a month with all their computers."
Ruling limits voter ID checks
LANSING (UPI)-Voters may not be
barred from the polls merely because
they balk at revealing their birthdates
for identification purposes, Attorney
General Frank Kelley said yesterday.
Kelley issued the opinion at the
request of Sen. Gilbert DiNello (D-East
Detroit), who complained some voters
have been turned back by election of-
ficials for refusing to cooperate with
such identification checks.
POLL WORKERS can verify voters'
identity by checking their signatures on
registration cards. When lists are used
instead of cards, inspectors may ask for
the voter's date of birth or "other in-
formation" needed to confirm their
"The right to vote is a fundamental
constitutional right and any statute im-
pinging on the right to vote must b
precise in its regulation," Kelley sail
Kelley said areas that require birth-
dates on ballot applications should offer
voters the option of providing some
other identifying information such as
their mother's maiden name.
If voters refuse to provide any infor-
mation, their ballots may be challenged
but their right to cast them may not be
denied, he said.
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