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From the President (Diane Hastert)
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Garbage Bag
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Solid Waste - Annual Report (Judith Blatchford)
Honolulu Morning - Unit Report (Opal Sloane)
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Hawaii-Kai - Unit Report (Lucille Rogers)
Windward Morning - Unit Report (Jane Ball)
Windward Evening - Unit Report (Betty Tobiasson)
Introducing - Initiates Program
Report on... Urban Design (Adeline Schutz)
ZPG Panel ... Civil Liberties and Population Stabilization (Grace Furukawa)
Community Announcement: Task Force on Sex Bias
Voters Service (Gretel McLane)
Planning (Adeline Schutz)
League Pulse
Report from the Hill
From National - Funding League Program Priorities
LWV of Honolulu Standing Committees
LWV of Honolulu Program 1973-1974
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From National

RE: A Fight on All Fronts for Adequate Funding for League Program Priorities

WHAT'S THE PROBLEM? In a word, the problem is money committed by Congress and withheld by the President; money committed but not enough.

WHAT'S AT STAKE? Adequate funding for programs the League supports.

WHAT'S THE STORY? The threat to adequate funding for League program priorities comes from 3 sources. The first two are methods for reducing expenditures:

  1. executive impoundment of congressionally-appropriated funds e.g. the 18 month moratorium on new low-to-moderate income housing starts authorized under rural and urban-housing legislation.

  2. proposed cuts in Fiscal Year (FY) 1973 appropriations and FY 774 budget requests--e.g. the President's budget will dismantle OEO and federal funds for Community Action Agencies.

  3. two methods of returning fiscal control to the states and communities: general revenue sharing and special revenue sharing. General, Revenue Sharing specifies that State funds may be spent on practically anything the State desires, whereas the Local Funds must be spent within guidelines which are liberal, but which exclude the operation of the public schools. This has no effect in Hawaii since our schools are operated _by the State.

Special Revenue Sharing has not yet been submitted by the Administration. When submitted it will request 6.9 billion dollars to be spent by the states for urban community development, education, manpower training and law enforcement.

WHAT'S THE LEAGUE'S REACTION? We have stated repeatedly that the federal government bears a major responsibility not only to provide funds which are not available at the state or local level, but also to set firm guidelines about how these funds are to be spent, The League does not oppose reduction of federal expenditures per se, but we do care about what program will suffer when expenditures are reduced and what programs will benefit or suffer when shared tax dollars are allocated,

WHAT CAN YOU DO? Arm yourself! Find out the effect that changes in funding will have in your community. Then write your Congressman, noting the facts as they reflect our community needs.

Anyone interested in pursuing this vital topic contact Diane Hastert. I have a list of resource materials available to help one understand this problem, and will provide help in seeking our local facts.

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