The Michigan Daily - Thursday, July 11, 1985-- Page 3
bill for Great Lakes
LANSING, Mich. (UPI) - The
Legislature yesterday approved bills
designed to prevent water diversion
from the Great Lakes.
A bill, approved 89-1 by the House
and 32-0 by the Senate, bans the diver-
sion of Great Lakes waters from
within Michigan's boundaries outside
the Great Lakes basin.
THE prohibition - which some
doubt will be legally enforceable -
does not apply to diversions in
existence and it will last until one year
after the submission of a comprehen-
sive water management plan.
That plan will be developed under
separate legislation which the House
approved 99-0 by the House and 34-0
by the Senate.
That bill creates the Great Lakes
and Water Resources Planning Com-
mission charged with developing the
THAT PLAN will include projec-
tions of the future water needs of
agriculture, industry, recreation,
navigation, domestic consumption
and ecosystems and a look at the
economic and environmental impact
of consumption, redistribution and
diversion of water. It also will
recommend legislation dealing with
distribution of water resources among
Backers said the plan will
strengthen the state's legal case
A third bill in the package, ap-
proved 90-0 by the House and 35-0 by
the Senate, alters the membership of
Michigan's delegation to the Great
Lakes compact commission and
authorizes it to push for anti-diversion
Action on the Great Lakes bills had
been delayed for some time by a
series of unrelated political squab-
The Senate, on a 28-7 vote, sent to
the House a measure hiking the bon-
ding authority for the state building
authority to $600 million from its
current $400 million. Lawmakers said
the $200 million increase is intended
primarily for prison construction, but
only if other sources of funds fall
The Senate also approved and sent
to the House legislation establishing
priorities for $19.4 million in pur-
chases during this budget year by the
state's recreational land trust fund.
The top priority is land in the
Bridgman dunes area.
Passers-by may find it hard to bypass the tempting treats in the window of Jacque's Patisserie yesterday. The
new bakery is part of the new mini-mallon N. University.
Congress agrees on deficit to offset social security
WASHINGTON (UPI) - Congress- that would offset Social Security in- effort to alter the course of gover- $949.1 billion for fiscal 1986, which Pentagon can commit itself to spend
ional budget negotiators and creases with more spending reduc- nment. begins Oct. 1. on long-term contracts, while outlays
President Reagan agreed in a tions. O'Neill mentioned programs like Under the new framework, outlays represent actual spending for the
sometimes testy session yesterday on Senate Budget Committee Chair- the Small Business Administration, for the Pentagon would be lowered $6 year.
a framework for cutting the deficit man Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) said Amtrak, and federal revenue sharing billion to the House figure, but the Reagan and the conferees appeared
Reagan and the conferees agreed as examples where deeper cuts might Defense Department would receive a toagree that a budget pian must be
during a 75-minute meeting to a rein- be made. higher "budget authority" figure accepted by the House-Senate con-
statement of all pension increases, The House budget totals $941.7 called for by the Senate. "Budget ference by the end of next week if a
Iminor changes in military spending, billion, while the Senate version is Authority" refers to the amount the besses Aug. 2 for a month.
no new taxes, and a redoubled effort
to find other, unspecified savings.
NOTES ASKED THE prospects of working Book possible for departing Stockman
out a finished budget, Domenici
repeated several times that he was
Burglaries rep e skeptical. "We'll work at it," he told WASHINGTON (UPI) - David "plans to take a real crack at writing It was not Stockman's prepared
Burg ported reporters. "But I don't think chances Stockman hopes to bid adieu to of- a book" during the three-month remarks so much as off-the-cuff
A window was forced open at the are overwhelming to get it." ficial Washington in a time-honored hiatus. comments or candid interviews that
Eden grocery at 330 Maynard St. late House Budget Committee Chair- way - in print - and a spokesman for "He has a number of publishing landed tenure him budget-cutter com-
Monday night, and cash and an elec- man William Gray (D-Pa.) however, the departing budget director said houses who are dying to publish him," ment as chief -cer -rcom-
tric juicer were reported stolen. The said the framework "gives me more yesterday several booksellers are Dale said. Reagans 1981 tax-cut plan a "Trojan
burlary resulted in a loss of less than confidence" that a budget can be "dying to publish him." The book would be "a description of horse" to help the rich, or labeling the
$1,400, police said. finished. Stockman, whose outspokenness this period . . . the nation's dilemma" military pension system "a scandal"
Police believe a key was used to en- Late in the day, the House, by voice during 4 years as head of the Office over how to cope with staggering drew public and governmental atten-
ter the Dunburi restaurant at 1215 S. vote, instructed its conferees to insist of Management and Budget sparked deficits, Dale said, adding: tion.
State St. sometime after it closed July on preserving Social Security cost-of- numerous controversies, announced "He won't have any ghost writer. Stockman has made no public
stawen an s o wn amournit csh yliving raises and require compen- Tuesday he would leave office Aug. 1. He's already got it blocked out in his
5, when an unknown amount of cash saton savings from other programs. HE PLANS to begin his new job as mind" statement since his resignation was
was stolen. The burglary was not managing director with Salomon accepted Tuesday, and there is no
reported until Monday, police said. BEFORE the White House session, Brothers, a Wall Street investment DC not h ' word on whether he would deliver a
Golf clubs, a typewriter, and a radio with House conferee who firm, on Nov. 1. His spokesman, E n C o His aw spee h formal swan song.
- valued at less than $1,100 - were aet win Dale, said that Stockman, 38. ,wrote hts ownspeeches.
reported stolen from a home in the 800 are studying a total of $3 billion in ad-
block of Lincoln sometime between ditional cuts, members said. With the
W May 1land July 7 at 8 p.m., said Sgt. extra cuts, the House is aiming at"
Jan Suomala of the Ann Arbor Police slicing $58 billion from an expected In d ia n f c i n i p t
Department. 0 billion-plus deficit i fsa factions dispute m oney
Waltstolen After seeing Reagan, Gray said
Wallet those talks would continue, but he told WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Bureau of Indian Mfairs bill to allow the tribe to carry out its plan is "totally one-
A wallet was reported stolen from a reporters, "There has been no announced its opposition yesterday to a plan by the sided." The other co-chair, Victoria Miller, said, "We feel
student's purse in the Chemistry decision on where additional cuts will Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe to pool money from land wehave a right as descendants.., to a share of the awar-
Building sometime between 5 and 7 be made." settlements and use it for investments. d ."
p.m. Tuesday. The student left her Speaker Thomas O'Neill (D-Mass.) Descendants of tribal members also objected to the Ipayments going to enrolled members of the tribe and 3,243
purse on a desktop and when she said earlier the House conferees did pian ayingbis ould bebter to diti then on y e nts no enol members
returned her wallet was gone, said not plan to eliminate any domestic per capita basis. Tribal leaders said pooling the money descendants who are not members.
campus safety director Leo Heatley. programs, but, "We may make the would lead to improvements of the tribe's land near The tribe is backing a bill that would allow it to create
Thetheftrultedina$391lss cuts a little deeper than the House MountPleasant, Mich. investment fund with mone from remaining land
res originally proposed." "I think there's a lot of personal greed among descen- anwards. Income fd thund would be used for a number
dante to get their share," _said Karl Funke, an advisor aad.Icm rmtefowudbuefranme
working with the tribe, of things, from business development to health care and
--Llaura Bizoff TE y o gNrAE budget scrans Paul Johnson, co-chair of a group of descendants, said a landacquisition,