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New Jersey / Florio and Taxes #125599

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 04, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Politicians' fear of a voter revolt against an increase in taxes noted. Report introduced.

(Trenton, New Jersey: John McKenzie) Newly elected Governor James Florio and his program of raising taxes to slash the budget featured; scenes shown of demonstrations by New Jersey residents against taxes. [FLORIO - talks about leadership and cutting state budget.] [Pollster Janice BALLOU - comments on public response to Florio's actions.] [Political analyst Mark MELLMAN - says public wants to first know that tax money is being spent wisely.] [FLORIO - believes people will understand.] Florio's gamble that he can turn voters around during his reelection explained.

Jennings, Peter;
McKenzie, John

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