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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 7, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page House begins debate on billion state budget AUSTIN AP The Texas House took its turn Wednes day debating the state considering a billion spending plan that increases funding for public education and health and human servic es over the next two The bill proposes billion for including bil lion in new spending for Another large chunk of would go to health and human serv Debate was devoid of the rancor and acrimony of two years when the Legisla ture faced a billion rev enue shortfall and lawmakers adjusted with sweeping cuts to state agencies and social Like the Senate the House proposal would restore many cuts made to health care programs made by the cash strapped Legislature two years and hospice benefits were restored to the Childrens Health Insurance The bill maintains the eligibility period of six rather than the previous enrollment period of a year for the low cost health Critics have argued that cut ting the enrollment period results in thousands of kids TEXAS LEGISLATURE To follow the Legis visit Fund to plug holes in the current Of that million would be used for reform of the troubled Child and Adult Protective Restructuring the agencies was deemed an emer gency issue follow going without health ing recent high care The bills Jim called the spending plan sound and The budget meets basic needs and spends billions to improve our public our health care and public Pitts An additional million was earmarked to pay for pro jected growth in the states prison A separate supplemental bill would use about billion from the states Rainy Day profile cases of child homicides after caseworkers who investigated possible neg lect or abuse decided the chil dren were safe in their Textbooks for Spanish speaking which had been delayed two years also will be purchased with that One amendment that was approved would use money from the advertising budget of t lie Texas Lottery Commis to increase a monthly allowance of a month for nursing home residents on State Senate approves womens health bill AUSTIN AP More women would have access to preventative health and fam ily planning services under legislation the Senate tentative ly approved Wednesday after a debate about abortion and emergency Women on Medicaid are now ineligible to receive those serv ices if they make more than a year in a family of or 17 percent of the federal poverty The bill by John would require the Health and Human Services Commission to create a Medic aid waiver program expanding eligibility to women whose families make no more than for a family of or 185 percent of the poverty Under the the state would get in federal money for every in state money The which was ten tatively approved on a 209 would save Texas about million in fiscal years 2006 2007 based on an estimate that about women would participate in the program each Services covered under the plan include routine screenings for cervical and breast sexually transmitted cholesterol and Women also could get birth control through the but under an amendment Bob added to the they could not get emergency Deuells amendment also said that the money allocated for the program cannot go to entities that perform or pro mote elective The amendment potential ly could ban Planned Parent hood from participating in the program because seven of its 82 clinics in Texas provide abortion The allowance was cut to two years Another by Garnet would have used money from the Texas Enterprise Fund to restore childrens slots to The proposal was Many of the amendments filed by Democrats seemed aimed at forcing the party in to take votes against GOP priority For an amendment by Trey Mar would have required 20 per cent of the governors pro business Texas Enterprise Fund to be used as grants for small businesses in Texas to provide health insurance to their If you value small business es in like I this is an amendment you can vote he the business friendly GOP rejected adding the measure to the budget leg Great Race participants head toward San Marcos The Great Race Texas will wind its way into down town San Marcos Saturday as part of a threeday rally in preparation for the 2005 national Great Approximately 76 racers from 20 states will begin arriving at at the finish line in front of the Hays County Courthouse on Hopkins Vintage automobiles will be on dis play around the square until about Streets around the Court house Square will be closed from to Sat East Hopkins from LBJ to Edward Gary Street also will be Before the racers the Great Race Car and Truck Show will be held from 4 to 7 at the Square with set up starting at 2 The show will fea ture custom cars and original classic Mustangs and and antique Great Race Texas 2005 will be a cloverleaf regional ral ly run out of San Marcos and returning to the head quarters the Hamp ton each It is open to all streetlegal vehi vehicle and a rally school will be held The Great Race is an annual transcontinental vintage car rallyrace with a 22year The headquarters have moved to San Marcos under the leadership of Dick Bur chair of Rally The 2005 national Great Race will run from the nations capital to from June 25 to July Saddam watches as Kurd elected president Iraq AP Two months after Iraqs new government final ly began to take shape Wednesday as lawmakers elected as president a Kur dish leader who promised to represent all ethnic and reli gious groups in a session broadcast across the country and shown to Saddam Hussein in his jail A prominent Shiite Arab was expected to be named Thursday as prime the most powerful post in what will be Iraqs first dem ocratically elected govern ment in 50 That would open the way to picking a Kurdish leader Jalal Tala bani was chosen for the large ly ceremonial job of presi while Adel AbdulMah a and current inter im President Ghazi a Sunni were elected vice Talabanis selection and the expected choice of Ibrahim alJaafari as prime minister further consolidate the pow er shift in where both the Shiite Arab majority and the Kurdish minority were often under Saddams Sunnidom inated reached out to all sectors of the appealing for them to join with fellow Iraqis who are working to found a new free of sectarian and ethnic free of hegemo ny and He also urged Iraqi insur who are believed to be mostly Sunni to sit down and talk with the new President Bush called Wednesdays session a momentous step forward in Iraqs transition to democ DIN IMG RsMsursRt siift Pfivais fwnl Facility Vote Your Appetite at ive Oak Grifl Try our Jalapeno Stuffed Quail Garlic Shrimp features Salad Bar and More Breakfast served Saturday Sunday 6268878 1440 Walnut The Bayou in Sequin I7O 1752 Court 8303860111 good good greatfood Indulge your taste buds fresh seafood fried or blackened firegrilled hand cut aged choice steaks or spicy Caiun and Creole Cuisine Try us out Buy 1 get 2nd at price good for lunch or dinner price olf lower ol two entrees Redeemable 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