New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 11, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
2 HERALD-ZEfTUNG THURSDAY, FEBRUARY ll, 1993Krueger calls for end to tobacco industry subsidies
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AUSTIN — Decrying taxpayer-supported subsidies for the tobacco industry, interim U.S. Sen. Bob Krueger is pledging to file legislation that would end the programs.
Krueger, who is campaigning to keep his Senate seat in the May I special election, said he was taking a political gamble but planned to introduce legislation that would halt up to $100 million annually in taxpayer help for the tobacco industry.
"The tobacco lobby has skillfully manipulated the issue of using tax dollars to prop up the tobacco industry," he said Wednesday.
"The tobacco lobby is rich and
Senate approves appointee
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AUSTIN — After fending off criticism that she had a conflict of interest, Mary Scott Nabers today prepared to take her seat on the Texas Railroad Commission.
Ms. Nabers, 52, was confirmed by the Texas Senate 27-3. She will replace Bob Krueger on the three-member commission. Krueger was picked by Gov. Ann Richards to fill the U.S. Senate vacancy created when Lloyd Bentsen became Treasury secretary. She will be up for election in 1994.
powerful. Standing up to them is a political risk, and I expect that my opponents will receive thousands of dollars from tobacco interests. But this is the right thing to do," Krueger said.
Krueger was appointed by Gov. Ann Richards to temporarily fill the Senate vacancy created by Lloyd Bentsen’s appointment as U.S. Treasury secretary. More than a dozen candidates have
announced they will run.
One Democrat who says he plans to run, former attorney general Jim Mattox, said he would seek to get a Texas-based grocery chain and other Texas-based retailers to pull tobacco products from their shelves.
Mattox said he thinks other candidates should join him in pledging to make the nation “smoke-free within IO years."
Krueger said his legislation would make it illegal to use tax dollars for direct or indirect supports for growing or marketing any tobacco product. Among those, he said, are nearly $20 million in tobacco price supports, $10 million for marketing research
and $12 million for crop and disaster insurance.
“None of this even takes into-account the staggering cost of health care directly related to the use of tobacco products,” the senator said.
“But just as alarming is the
influence that the tobacco lobby brings to bear in order to protect -4he taxpayer-supported subsidies. During the last election cycle, contribution s to members of the House and Senate by the tobacco lobby totaled $1.4 million,” he scud.
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them,” Church said.
The commitee has scheduled a strategic planning meeting for Monday afternoon, Feb. 15 to try and devise a specific fund-raising plan.
. Church said the reason for the high cost of the repairs is due to the special procedures that must
"It will be completely dismantled and taken to a controlled environment to be restored,” Church said. “It has to be done by an historical iron casting company — it is really quite an intricate process.”
The restoration, according to Church, should take anywhere
from three to four months, but the money to pay for the project needs to be raised immediately to ensure stabilization of the quotes received.
“We want the money raised by November of ’93 because the quotes we have are good until November,” Church said. “We want to get (the money raised)
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“I feel he did a good job on the council, but Tm glad to have him back home full-time," she said. She said that he talked to her about his decision not to run again, but that the decision was ultimately his.
“We talked it over, but I told him that the final decision had to be his," Mrs. Brandt said.
Mrs. Brandt said that before she and her husband get to some
sight-seeing, he has a few things to do first.
“He’s got a long honey—do’ list that I’ve compiled over the last three years," Mrs. Brandt said.
Brandt said he could not think of a better way to show his wife his appreciation for her support than by spending more time with her after his term expires.
Although Clinton Brandt is retiring from the New Braunfels political scene, his son, Rusty, has announced this week that he will
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Daily Record, a position she held for a year before moving to the San Antonio Light in 1983.
At the Light, Crockett served as a territory sales representative for six years before being promoted and becoming a major accounts executive in 1989.
In the latter position, she worked with 14 nugor food and drug accounts, managing some $4.5 million in annual sales revenues.
She was instrumental in developing the Light’s highly regarded food section, Flavor, and estab-' fishing it as the premier vehicle for food advertising in San Antonio.
She has earned a variety of awards in her field and is active
in a number of professional organizations, related both to marketing and to the retail drug and grocery industries.
Crockett at one time lived in New Braunfels and says she is seeking a home here, possibly in the Gruene area.
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A letter appearing the Jan. 26 edition of the Herald-Zeitung contained a letter with the signature of Rick Buck of New Braunfels.
However, Buch said he did not write the letter, which attacked a woman involved in a dispute with the administration of the Comal Independent School District The Hersld-Zeitung has not been able to determine the true author of the letter.
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