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The Michigan Daily-Friday, March 5, 1982-Page 5

ILIR prof
to discuss
labor on
TV tonight
A leading University expert on labor
and unemployment will speak before a
nationwide audience tonight on the
syndicated Macneil-Lehrer Report.
Louis Ferman, director of research
at the University's Institute for Labor
and Industrial Relations, will discuss
the implications of Labor Department
unemployment statistics that were
released today.
FERMAN'S discussion will focus on
an ILIR study concerting the effects of
unemployment on physical and mental
health. The institute's study traces the
adjustments workers and their families
made during previous recessions.
The show airs at 7:30 p.m. on WTVS-
Detroit, Channel 56.

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Tax hike"
(Continued from Page 1)
Gerald Miller after a meeting v
Souse and Senate fiscal experts.
does not include the estimated
million in cuts in state departments
figure which boosts the total amour
money needed to balance the bu
through cuts and adjustments to;
million.
MILLER ALSO said the 1983 gen
fund budget will have to be cut by;
million and an dditional $55 mil
will have to come from the school
payments, which includes state
local revenues distributed to schools
"I'm not saying we're including
rejecting anything," Milliken. s

may result from
when asked if he was backing an in- million in the
with come tax increase to balance the governments
It budget. House Spea
$52 As he emerged from a two-hour believes an in
s- a session with key department heads and "inevitable"
nt of Miller, Milliken said any decision would unless therei
dget await a "full analysis" of the situation, our revenues
$567 which he said will be completed "within called "nuisa
the next several days." be in order.
eral HE SAID THE administration is The latestr
$135 studying the state's budget problems sparked by al
lion "in great detail." from Miller w
aid Miller later, refused comment when unemploymer
and asked whether he had recommended a He said state
- tax increase to Milliken. He said, business ta)
g or however, the administration is sticking million below
said to its plans to repay planned $225 February.

deficit
cuts to colleges and local
in the 1983 budget year.
aker Bobby Crim said he
come tax increase may be
to balance the budget
is "a quick turnaround in
s." Faust indicated so-
ance tax" increases may
review of the budget was
pessimistic memorandum
Nednesday noting growing
nt and reduced auto sales.
z sales, use, income and
x collections were $38
w revised estimates for

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Higher ed 'in jeopardy,' forum says

MAN

(Continued from Page 1)
the proposed'federal budget will be in
the area of financial aid. If it is ap-
proved, there will be a 12 percent aid
reduction immediately, and a 62 per-
cent reduction from present levels by
the fall of 1983.
Despite substantial tuition incre4ses,
and declining financial aid Roach said
applications for the University went up
last year, 'and estimated that ap-
plications will stay up, but emphasized
the mix of students will be different.
ANOTHER MEMBER of the panel,
Eastern Michigan faculty member
Marjorie Lansing, said that EMU is
also experiencing a similar financial
situation.
"Higher education has become a
leading political issue, Lansing said,
"and we must get it back on the
political agenda." She advocated
several courses of action to aid the
future of higher education in Michigan.
"At the state level we must make
higher education a political issue, and
at the same time, we need to ask for
more not less, in state aid," Lansing
said.
"IT APPALLS me that leaders in
higher education are pushing
vigorously downsizing and cost-
effectiveness programs. We should be
emphasing the legitimate, significant
place of higher education in the fun-
ctioning of the state of Michigan." She
added that "education has become
more political in the past year than it
has been since Sputnik."
Roach said he agreed with Lansing's
assessment of the importance of the
education issue in the political arena.
"This is an important political
issue-all of our institutions of higher
education are in jeopardy.",
Roach emphasized the significance of
research in the University's overall
budget picture, but added that "the
research income has grown only at the
rate of inflation for the past ten years."

Roach advocated the possibility of Ann
Arbor being an ideal site for robotics
development, saying that all studies in-
dicate that high technology is the way
to go.
ROACH WARNED that in addition to
affecting students and research,

Reagan's proposed budget would
critically affect the faculty. Roach said
that over the last ten years, salaries are
up only 6.5 percent, and that this
represents a real wage decline.

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