By HARISH CHAND
An attempt to divert one million
dollars from the Detroit Symphony
Orchestra (DSO) to the Michigan
National Guard failed in the Michigan
House of Representatives last week.
Margaret O'Connor (R-Saline),
--i - f t sponsor of the amendment to an ap-
propriations bill, cited smart spen-
ding as the rationale for the diversion.
D "THE (STATE) budget has had a 31
percent increase over the past three
The Michigan Dily - Friday, May 23, 1986 - Page 13
year,"Oonr sad "W'esh who opposed the move, said the two support is crucial to our operations."
s ,n thCinsr thad ar Wie hut snb- votes on the issues went along party Scott said the DSO is still
ssienthi gs thtaemebtntlines "to some extent." "I don't think recovering from huge deficits ac-
O'Connor added that the state owes it was too close," Bollard said, cumulated in the early 1980s, though it
the guard for some post expenses. "I referring to the vote on DSO funds. now operates on a halanced hudget.
was always taught to pay your hills The amendment "was a douhly Scott said the orchestra sponsors
first," she said, wrong-aided move," said H. Lynn residencies and an educational
Johndahl (D-E. Lansing). "The program for youths in Michigan, as
Though the proposal to give money National Guard hadn't even made the well as performing throughout the
to the guard passed, a second case for the money.'' state. To suhsidize these activities,
proposal to take the money from the E LIZA BE TH Scott, DSO puhlic DSO depends on state funds.
DSO hudget failed, rela tions officer, aaid she was Daily staff writer Philp Levy filed.
Rep. Perry Hullard (D-Ann Arhor), unaware of the move, hut that "state a reportfor this story.
Holtz takes moderate stance on divestiture, taxes
(ContinuedfromPage 1) Bullard chairs the House Judiciary Such experience is more valuable nually and yet a growing number of.
One Bullard supporter is Mike Committee, as well as serving on the than political work, he says, because people walk the streets in need of
Margolis, chair of a Michigan Student Corrections, Elections, Taxation, and it involves spending more time with help, untouched by those agencies.
Assembly committee that lobbies the Towns and Counties committees. constituents. We can change this situation," Holtz
state and federal governments. "He's ACCORDING to Bullard, "In 1983, Holtz, for example, has served on says. He advocates returning to a
an excellent student advocate. He has not one Republican in the House and the board of directors of the Ann Ar- grassroots approach to help the poor
traditionally been very responsive to only one in the Senate voted for a tax bor Shelter Association. "Helping and homeless. He cites a successful
student concerns," Margolis says. increase necessary to save the public people is something which is impor- mental health program i Wisconsin
But Bullard's opponent Holtz, an university and other service tant to him," says Paul Brown, a that sends workers on to the streets,
Ann Arbor consulting engineer, says 3 . systems." Bullard voted for the in- fellow boardmember. rather than waiting for those in need
Michigan students are becoming crease. MAJOR expenditures are made an- to come to them.
more "moderate and well-balanced," Holtz also cites education as one of
as he views himself to be. his top priorities. The key to adequate
"BULLARD is too radical to listen . University funding, he says, is not tax
to all views equally well," Holtz says. increases but cutting out extraneous
An example of Holtz's moderate state spending. "A higher quality of
stance is his position on divestment. .life for all can be ensured if we spend
"I think divestment needs to be han- , carefully and set our priorities
died properly. What does divestiture wisely," Holtz says. For example, _
accomplish? We can't assume a Holtz cites an appropriation "paying
democracy will come in and sweep $100,000 to count the number of horses-
out the present government. I oppose in Michigan."
apartheid--that's not the issue. I'm
concerned about blanket divestment oz "There are many appropriations
as a final answer without looking at which are nice but not essential,"
the interest of those it affects." ... opposes Bullard agrees Rep. Margaret O'Connor (R
Bullard is a co-sponsor of the state Saline), a Holtz supporter.
pension divestment bill. notice whenever he takes the mike," BUT OTHERS, SUCH AS Rep. Er-
says fellow House Democrat James nest Nash (R-Diamondale), say that
ANOTHER ISSUE will be how well Kosteva (D-Canton). "wasteful" appropriations cannot be
the candidates can represent the "He serves on two of the four key easily cut out. "One man's waste is
University's interests during the commissions in the House. He has, by another woman's benefit," Nash said.
state's budget process. leverage of his position, been able to While Holtz lacks the state political
"He [Bullard] has done a lot for the represent the interests of the Univer- experience of his opponent, he cites
students. He is one of the most respec- sity well. In that sense U of M could his "practical" experience from
ted members of the House. Although not have a better advocate," adds H. business, and his work for the
many find him on the left, people take Lynn Jondahl (D-Lansing). homeless.
Six million people are expected to
join hands from New York to Los
Angeles Sunday in hopes of raising
$100 million for hungry and
homeless Americans. Caravans of
busses and cars will be leaving the
Crisler Arena parking lot Sunday
between 9 and 11 a.m. to join the line
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