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New tax cut proposal brewing


Despite the failure of three tax proposals on last
month's state ballot, a handful of state legislators is
*ushing for yet another tax revision plan to present to
voters in June.
While Proposals A, C, and D were all soundly
defeated in November, a sponsor of the new plan,
Rep. Thomas Brown (D-Westland) said Michigan
residents have ''expressed to us that property taxes
ate too high, and we're trying to come up with
BROWN SAID his proposed constitutional amen-
dment would incorporate the best aspects of the three
defeated proposals.
*The proposed tax relief package includes;
" Up to 30 mil exemptions for residential and
agricultural homesteads from public school
. " A $20,000 property tax exemption for veterans
and elderly, blind and disabled citizens, and,
" Renter tax rebates not less than 20 percent.
THE AMENDMENT would also include revisions
of the Headlee Amendment, which was approved by

voters in 1979, and would earmark lottery money for
education, according to Rep. Roy Smith (R-Saline),
an author of the plan.
Brown said that, unlike the November ballot issues,
the proposed amendment would offer renters a 20
percent tax rebate, up from the original 17 percent
provision included in propositions A, C, and D.
Brown also said the average senior citizen would
pay no taxes under the plan.
"WE ARE STILL looking at other aspects of the
proposal," he said. "Nor have we dismissed the
possibility of an outright reduction in taxes."
"This proposal would also provide a roll-back of
any assessment increases by class of property,"
Smith noted. "The rollback currently provided by the
Headlee Amendment is unevenly distributed," he ex-
Smith said the legislature would reimburse
localities for lost revenues by imposing a 1.5 percent
increase in the state sales tax, a provision included in
the recently-defeated Proposal A.
SMITH SAID the proposal is currently "in its. in-
fancy stage. We're trying to get recommendations
from various officials and school districts for

change§ to the initial draft," he said.
Smith explained that the state legislature has the
authority to call a special election by a two-thirds
vote in both houses, adding that he hopes the proposal
will be introduced before January to insure a timely
decision in lieu of the June 1981 school elections.
Although the tax proposal could reduce the Ann Ar-
bor millage, currently levied at 35 mills, to five mills,
Smith said he thought school officials would approve
of the plan.
Robert Moseley, Assistant Superintendent of Ann
Arbor Public Schools said he would have to in-
vestigate the proposal's guarantees of reimbur-
sement to determine whether he would favor the
"I'm distrustful of promises for reimbursement
made on the state level," he said. "Ann Arbor has
always gotten the short end of the stick when it comes
to state aid."
Moseley said he would prefer an increase in the in-
come tax - instead of sales tax - to fund the tax
reduction. "A sales tax has a way of penalizing the
less well-to-do," he commented.

The Michigan Daily-Friday, December 5, 1980-Page 3
Counseling Services and the
Center for Continuing Education for Women
are co-sponsoring o workshop about:
Tuesday, December 9; 12l-3: 0 P Om
Michigan Union: Conference Rooms 4 A£5
This workshop is for Women Graduate and Pre-Professional Students
who are feeling the pressure not only to do it all but to do it all perfectly. If
this sounds like you, join us in a supportive and open setting to explore such
issues as support systems and networking, role overload, setting priorities,
combining career and family and mental health concerns. This is a particularly
useful forum for women who are currently in a multiplicity of roles-student,
partner, parent, employee, daughter, etc.
Please pre-register by calling Anne at Counseling Services, 764-8312
Due to a funding shortage, the deadline for
applications for the State Direct Loan Pro-
gram for the Spring and/or Summer Term
1981 is December 5, 1980.
Submit State Direct Loan Applications to:
Office of Financial Aid
2011 Student Activities Building

CRISP improved
with new terminals
(Continued from Page 1
WHILE registration is practically several hundred students with
wait-free now, seniors who went drop/add requests. "In the past, 1,800 to
through the process earlier this week 2,000 students (per day) was doing
encountered some lines because two good," Karunas said.
days were allotted for their registration "It's been going very well all along,
instead of four days allowed for them in except for some hold-ups with the
cent years. seniors, and we're saving a lot of time,"
"It didn't take too long," said Bruce he said. "But because of budget con-
Gaya, a senior in the School of straints, we're going to be more har-
Engineering. "But it seemed to go more dnosed about late appointments . . we
slowly than usual. There were a lot of can't go overtime."
people there." Some of the display terminals were
On the first day of CRISP 2,200 purchased new for close to $1,900, and
students were processed, and "that's used terminals cost $1,000, Associate
the most we've done in a while," University Registrar Harris Olson said.
Karunas said. On the second day, 2,600 The old terminals were sold to other
students went through, along with University departments.
AAFC-The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe, 7, 10:20 p.m., The
Shameless Old Lady, 8:40 p.m., MLB 4.
Alt. Action Films-The Last Waltz, 7, 9:20 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
Cinema Guild-Beat the Devil, 7,9 p.m., Lorch Hall Aud.
Gargoyle Films-The Graduate, 7, 9 p.m., 100 Hutchins Hall, Law
Michigan Theatre-Vaudeville '80 Christmas Show: The Man Who Came
to Dinner, The Nutcracker, featuring organist Newton Bates and the EMU
Madrigal Singers, 7:30 p.m., Michigan Theatre.
Colorado Slide Shows-Annika, 8, 9 p.m., 119 E. Liberty.
ASV Services-r eenage Turn-on: Drinking and Drugs, 12:10 pm,, SP H II
Dance-"Choreographic Production and Design Concert," 8 p.m., Dance
Studio A.
University Musical Society-Handel's "Messiah," 8:30 p.m., Hill Aud.
Ark-Jim Post, 9:00 p.m., 1421 Hill.
Department of Theatre and Drama-Romeo and Juliet, 8 p.m., Power
Pilot Program-Three Plays by Eugene Ionesco: The Lesson, The Leader,
and the Bald Soprano, 8 p.m., Alice Lloyd Hall.,
Quiet Revolutions Theatre Company-No More Masks, 3 p.m., Canterbury
Soph Show-Hello Dolly, 8 p.m., Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
School of Music-Catherine Wilson, piano recital, 8 p.m., Recital Hall.
School of Music-Daron Danerau, violin recital, 8 p.m., Rackham Assem-
bly Hall.
Lord Chamberlain's Players-Death of Socrates, 8 p.m., Canterbury Loft.
Duplicate Bridge Club-open game, inexperienced players welcome, 7:30
p.m., Henderson Room, Michigan League.
Bio Tech. - Arnold Kaufmafi, "Scale-up of an antibiotic Production,
Process' 3 p.m., 104 En&-nAA.
AstroFest-Jim- Loudon, "The Moons of Saturn: The Voyager-1
Discoveries," 7:30 p.m., MLB 3.
Behaviour and Industrial Relations Club-Laura Ambrose, "Entry Level
Human Resources Careers in the First Year after an MBA," 4 p.m.,
Wolverine Rm.
College of Engineering-Shau-Chi Ong, "The Arithmetic Design System,"
2077 E. Engineering, 3 p.m.
College of Engineering-Nuclear Colloquium, 3:45 p.m., White Aud.,
School of Metaphysics-"Yin Yang and the Force," 7:30 p.m., 219/2 N.
Residential College-Brennon Jones, "Misinformation, Mass Media, and
the Third World," 4 p.m., Room 126, East Quad.
Tappan Association, AIA, and the Kelsey Museum-Margaret Root,
"Whispers in the Ear of the King: A Medizer's Miscellany and Greek Artist
at the Persian Court," 4 p.m., 203 Tappan Hall.
Wholistic Health Council-Cynthia Racke, "Introduction to
Myomassology," 7:30 p.m., 602 E. Huron.
Arch. and Urban Planning-Keith Brown, bag luncheon lecture, noon, 2104
International Student Fellowship-Dinner, Bible Study, 6:30 p.m., 4100
Nixon Rd., for ride call 994-4669.
Hillel-shabbat services, Orth., 4:45 p.m., Cons., 5:30 p.m.; dinner, 6:30
p.m., 1421 Hill. Dinner reservations by Friday noon.
Meekreh-Shabbat Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Markley Concourse Lounge. Reser-

vations by Friday noon.
Hockey-Michigan vs. North Dakota, 7:30 p.m., Yost Arena.
Business Students Association-Faculty-student reception, 4-6 p.m.,
Executive Lounge, Business Ad.
Dept. of Recreational Sports-International Recreation Program, 7 p.m.,
;Sports Coliseum.
School of Art-An exhibit of paintings, drawings, and prints by Gary
PGebhardt, Rita Lipe, and James Treadwell, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Rackham

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Apply 3909 the Union
Before Wednesday,
December 10


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