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TA\ILH.\SSE .?' Under 0 C-,o-:perce: The 5-mil- Tampo Inlbui
JAN-1 4---72 the- guidance of V.-vs and ion House item pl.aides M-1b2,00
SMeans Coimm.l ClairI-an 7, V') more than the &2.3 83000
Means Commn .......", 0S- 187,000
,Louis de la Parte, D-T.'mp.?, million Scna'.e bill .cr tourism
Bill W oul! the Sente has c:dy passed PCi)oo I.eot'i'_.
Da* r r UU U $1.65-billion appropL-iations Education: The ;.,':)-bl-
bill. lion House ao,,,ro)riation pro-
T t fqh6P.O The Appropriatior: Commit- vides ?'18 miiuon of extra MAR-i -7 2
1 1Iy sl /tee will present a $1.51-b1illion spn dig for urban counties
-* .. ~bill to the House this V,.1.'., t.' is not in the .1,. billion
Bud aets and chairman n )I dar- S...;11r. W D "ti
ris, D-?,Iiinni, is ,,o'in. on a 1,,.)1 and r, W:, ::-, ea ter l ~ l [
NT.S5-million employee npav raise services: The Senate p vts
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Fla.NEW PORT RIC HEY arl ( billplu an n ined million c House 9
Fla. Rep. Carl Ogden (D-e amount of construction spend- :,n. The ;ou:.e pp, '- I.get Ordered
Jacksonville) has pre-filed a. ates sil ,iii: less for Aid to
l thatna bould makee the Are the houses of the IT.is- iFasli..s with DpKiedt (hil- Tribune Bureau
annual bud et s od the lature very far apart at this( dioCn.
agI. en, ... nra point in budgt de cions? o resou.rc(s: The T
and Southern Flood Control Not really. This com prison mi a or 6i ee,-A e i n and 01 1n 13.9- TAI LA I dA -- The
Districts sub ject to shows the major -; n Se om e ve-rsion is ,, aan t District, which is
legislative approi-al, N.\d in Lr o'" .5 s& .''!': :., v r i n i g ~ e L D s rc w ih i
legislative ed e bapprovalies million in the Soiate bill, "3.9 .... money i"r ": Central buildiig the Tampa bypass
that both agencies should beves million in the louse bill. The and S.v-..n Flor:d, Flood canal and a s-ri,. of floor re-
ubjthaect bo th agencies samhoulde Senate bill includes $24 l- Lo.trol District and ih- lief projects on the west coast,
subject toive review whichsae lion in pay raises going into a wv.e Florida Water 'age- would have to begin submitt-
governsvother state agen- separate House bill. incnt District. ing bt2:,fgs to he i.I.l,:'
tie s Tca t, 1 :dA r a b ill p a s s d y st r a
Southwest Florida Water V... .... by the House Natural Re-
Management (SWI.11D) of- sources Commi:tee.
ficials learned of the pro- It gave unanimous backing
posed bill at. a meeting in to Rep. Carl O.d-n's proposal
Brooksville last week. pto bo t C arl
D ale T T w ,- l lnian n d district p .II b h t
executive director, statedbet the Central and Southern Fo
does not tnk le district ida Flood Control District
would lose any funds, if the under the b F ud iary review.
bill passes, but will incur Ogden, a Jacksonville Dem-
additional expenses and lose ocrat, complai-d that the
time while running budgets legislature has no wy of
through another review keeping check on district ex-
o est's budget, divid- penditures at present but is
ed among its 10 basins, with called in to appropriate funds
a separate budget for for land acquisition and '"
district operations, totals expenses. ....
$5.1-million for 1971-72. j .. ...
/" Derrill McAteer, chairman
of SWFMD governing board,
stated his district has been MAR-9 -7 9 ,
scrupulous in drafting of .: n e , ,
budgets and has not been i2 o-.. ": r ^ ^ -^". ..,:,,,'
criticized at the annual J .. .. ;,- :., U : .... <
public hearings. = m ::. .-. ..: .:. : . -:c^ ss ";:/ ,. =.L
Ogden said the Central
and-So'ifhrn Distnct. unlike 1 \ | -, .
outhwest, has leied dits ful '; f r:
.. ...l vv n p. ad e n i -"- ,, / i '" :- ^ ^ '7 ,, ^ ,.. ,. ': ;. L 1 ^ I ^ ^ ^ :^ J .V
"hns hse, ,budgets should v.r,'
be r-e ,ved and n ah e de ".!;::-,.:.e Burc,-,u trips to River Rahch Acres come easily from them,"
a legiimae u. h TALLA-IAS.- Ihe near Lake Wales. Ogden said.
hav.no ou[e. no:--e ,r--.cr d down on the "They're levyin. more tAx- The bill requires legislative
The bill, in addition to re- Cei t, ;.} and Southern Florida es than wft- it' takes to approval of the FCD budget
quiring budget approval for Flood Control District operate the budet and hfr.re tao.;cs can be levied
the two districts, would Tu-:,;.], ','.ith a bill that re- they're using mo.ev at their and provides for operating
prohibit the districts from :,i. \^ :, dis, lt to submit own discretion without any expenses and fixed capital
levying milage that woulo i.:s bI:^ t to the Legislature ones say so." Ogden said. outlay to come out of the
amon p ro by h for ca.:n:nova] Some $4-5 million has been district's reserves.
I -p .-t The bill is the result of built up in reserves in the Ogden said the bill would'
an investigation by Rep. Carl district but the directors con- also prevent the district from
S' .Oden (D-Jack-onville) into tinue to levv ad valorem tax- using tax dollars for projects
the district's expenditures, es at the same rate in its that the Legislature had re-
Ogden criticized such items 18 county area, Ogden charg- jected previously.
as two twin engine planes, ed. The district has spent over
color brochures -contqing "While they're a'ccumulat- $500,000 for such projects,
pictures of ..boar' members ing sums, we're providing $4- Ogden said.
and frequent trips up and 5 million in the general ap- The measure also applies /
.] d-,own the Kissimmee River. propriatiogs bill to fund to the Southwest Water
I[ The group also makes several various areas that could Management District.
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