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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 3, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Herald-Zetft/np New Braunfels Texas    April    3    1987    Page5A Election 1987 •J V IS •§ a: 'N *> I V' / y* 'JPK V *\ *• 21 \ - V Un • < \ i ’'Vi - a V# 'N 8 y He * ' f / vK / v: ic / «■*»■> Ty: >• >y* /*•* IO 14 .3u< J 17 \ ii'! .*V V \ 12 t \ s Saturday's polling places listed All areas within Comal ISD 22 ZZ J (6 V' —a,- 8 120. Precinct I    Comal ( ountv Precincts No 9 and    lo and all territory w ithin Hex ar fount y Precinct 2 Comal County Precincts No 14 and JI and all territory within Kendall County1 Precinct I    Comal County Precinct 13 Precinct 4    Comal County Precincts 3. 4 and 7    and w ithin Guadalupe County west of the Guadalupe Riser Precinct i    Comal Count) Precinct 5 Precinct a ('omal County Precincts 12 16 and 20 and that territory within Precinct 17 Ivin* in theGoodw ,n Fraz*er school attendance zone and all territory within Guadalupe County east of the Guadalupe River Precinct 7    Comal Count) Precincts 18and 19and ihat territory within Precinct 17 lying rn the Mountain \ aile) School attendance zone and    all territory lying within Hays County Klet lion Precinct number Voting place 4 Comal Elementary School Iv y Map shows county voting precincts 1 Bul verde Mtddie School 2 Smithson V aile) High Schoo 3 startiv tile Store 5 Bracken Volunteer Fire I >epart ment 6 Canyon High School 7 Mountain Valiev School Nine candidates are running for three at large seats on New Braunfels ('tty Council (►ne per von iv running for New Braunfels ISI) I astrict 3. wlule three candidates are vying for the District 5 spot Two person* are running, un contested for two seats on Comal ISI) Comal Count) is holding an elec-lion for the creation of a * ? -cent sales tax and persons in the spring Branch District 4 Fagles Hall. 357 E South St New Braunfels ISD polling sites District 3 New Braunfels Mid die School 658 S Guenther District 5 New Braunfels High School. 2551 Loop JJT Comal County polling sites Precinct I — Ditthnger S FD response area are being asked Memorial Library. 373 Magazine lo vote tm the creation of a fire district there Above is a map of the county and Hickory the voting districts Below are polling Precinct 3 places for city. count) and NB1SD Loop337 elections Precinct 2 - Cross Lutheran Churel! Action Center, lbs# S City election polling places District I lame Star School, 144 Hidalgo District 2 — First Inned Methodist Church 572 W San Antonio St District J New Braunfels Presbyterian Church. 373 Howard St Fire Station No 2. ('omal Elemen Bracken Fire Sta Precinct 4 tar) School Precinct 5 lion Precinct 6 — First Inned Methodist Church. Wesley Hall, 572 W’ San Antonio St Precinct 7 - Holy Family Church. CCD Center. 245 S Hidalgo Precinct 8 Fire Station No 4, 501 Kerlk'k Lane Precinct 9 - Mission Valley Bow I mg Club. Texas 46 Precinct to    Bulverde Com munity Center on Bulverde Road Precinct ll    Lamar School cafeteria.    240    N    Central    use Commerce Street entrance 1 Precinct 12 - Comal County maintenance building on Texas 46 Precinct Ii Start* Cafe on FM 2673 in Startzville Precinct 14 Smithson Valley High School on PM JI I Precinct 15 Eagles Hall. 357 E South St Precinct    16    -    Faith United Church, 970 Loop 337 Precinct 17 River City Log Homes. EM 306 Precinct 18 - Canyon City Fire Station. EM -Joe Precinct    19    Fischer    Com munity Center on FM 32 in F1 scher Precinct    20    —    Canyon    High School gym Precinct 21 — Spring Branch Volunteer Fire Department sta lion Precinct 22 — Seele School. 540 Howard St Precinct 23 — Eden Home. 631 Lakeview State Legislature given breathing room on budget deficit xiv I IN \|»    Gov    Blit Clement* *avs *t.ite government eluded a terrible problem when the attorney general >aid the legislature ma) carr) tin* veal * ll billion budget deficit into the next two year spending period lf we had had to address that $1 billion shortfall between now and Aug ll I don’t know what we would have done Clement* *aid atter Attorney General Jim Mattox issued hi* ruling I hursdav Had Mattox ruled that the deficit must tie paul off In the end of the fiscal biennium lawmakers would have t*H*n forced to raise $1 billion in taxes in univ a few months or see state government grind to a halt But Mattox s decision only postponed things officials said “Jim Mattox s decision turns the heat down on the pressure cooker but we must not think that the goose isn t still cooking, said Treasurer Ann Richards House Speaker Git) la*wis, D Fort Worth, said Mattox offered good arui bad news, since the Si billion debt still must be paid off during the 1988-89 fiscal period It give* u* a little breathing room That * attorn the univ thing you can say I .ew I* *.tid Hie good new* 1* we re not going to have to cut back in education spen ding prison construction or social programs Lewis said And government won t t** at a standstill which would have happened it the at tome) general * ruling had been otherw i*e “The bad news 1* we re ll billion short We’re going to have to either make up that $1 billion or we re going to have to make It billion cuts la*w is said Mattox's legal opinion was in response to questions from state Comptroller Bob Bullock who wondered whether carrying the ll billion debt from 198». 87 into the 1988 89 budget period would violate the Texas Constitution s pay as you go provisions Mattox said although it might violate the spirit of the constitution, such a scheme is legal “In our opinion, there is no con suctional provision which forbids carrying an expected deficit forward to the next fiscal period. ” Mattox 'ald But the Legislature must find a way to make up tile si billion shor tage during 1988 89 or the comp troller cant certify budget as balanced which is required bv the constitution Mattox said Mattox chided the Legislature for following the federal government s red ink example While I may t*e powerless to pre vent this deficit financing I feel it is my duty not to yield our const it u tionai heritage of a balanced budget without registering my protest Mattox said The attorney general said Bullock has done his duty by telling the Legislature and governor of the an ticipated deficit, and it now is up to lawmakers to live up to the constitu t ion’s balanced budget re quirements “The Texas Constitution impost1* upon each member of the Legislature a duty to refrain from engaging in deficit financing Mattox’s legal opinion said “Failure of the Legislature to pre vent deficit financing could cause the kinds of financial problems that the l>eople spoke out against with the passage ot the balanced budget pro visions he said Tony Proffitt spokesman tor the comptroller said Bullock would follow Mattox s ruling The appropriations bill can tx certified ii it * balanced and it it pro vide* for paving oft the deficit in the next biennium he said The House Xpproprtalions t om in It Uh gave up tills week on its ta st try at writing a two year spending plan that tails within Clement* v it 9 billion ceiling a limit that un odes $2 9 billion in sales and motor fuel tax inc Teases Clements has vowed to veto any budget that carries a larger button line say ing he doesn’t *ee much fat lett in state government Lewis pledged to support another tax increase it the House Appropriations Committee "objectively” determines that is the only way to aintam essential set vices We have a commitment to the future of this state and we re going to uphold that commitment and try to make sure that those Hinds are spent I he appropriations committee ill will determine what actions I w follow I! they tint! that there s addi tiona. revenue required I ll t*- it support of that he said ■Ct ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ wwww * We Want You to Exercise Your Right ;