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Campaign `78 / Primaries #258642

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 07, 1978
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(Studio) Taxpayers' revolt as major issue in Campaign `78 noted. Exs. listed incl.: California's approval of Prop. 13, limiting property taxes; Ohio voters' rejections of higher taxes in Cleveland and Columbus which may result in inability of schools to open in fall; and New Jersey voters' rejection of Senator Clifford Case and election of conservative tax reformist in Republican senate primary.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) Californians' approval of Howard Jarvis' Proposition 13 to limit property taxes detailed. Results of CBS "News-Los Angeles Times" poll reported, showing most supporters don't believe that passage would cripple vital services; other details of poll, with regard to what service to cut, listed. [JARVIS - says if political betray people, they'll be faced with another amendment to freeze sales and income taxes.] Efforts in capital of Sacramento to cope with effects of Prop. 13 passage noted; apparent plans to use state surplus in this way mentioned. [Governor Jerry BROWN - announces freeze on state hiring.] [State assembly Democratic leader Leo McCARTHY - suggests that legislature remove funds for health and welfare costs from property tax roll in California.] Job cuts announced in San Diego and San Francisco listed. [San Francisco Mayor George MOSCONE - announces cutbacks.] [Los Angeles Mayor Tom BRADLEY - notes number of jobs to be eliminated in city.] Court challenges to constitutionality of Prop. 13 by various unions noted; state attorney general's plans to defend amendment stated.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(Studio) Reactions to California vote by President Carter, Representative John Brademas, president adviser Robert Strauss, Senators Robert Byrd and Howard Baker reported Response of National League of Cities head Alan Beals quoted. Effects of Prop. 13 on California's general election campaign for governor reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) Governor Brown's opposition to and campaign against Prop. 13 in primary outlined. Films shown. [BROWN - thinks Jarvis prop. is tax trap because taxes will have to be raised elsewhere if Prop. 13 passed.] Brown's need for votes of same people who passed prop., in order for him to be reelec. in November, noted. [BROWN - recalls spirit of frugality with which he started 4 years ago. Hears call of taxpayers for more of that and will do best to carry it out.] Republican nominee Evelle Younger's support, without campaigning for, Prop. 13 reported [YOUNGER - thinks Brown has started trying to change public perception of his stand on prop., but doesn't think it will work.] Unending speculation with regard to Brown's White House ambitions mentioned; prospect for his future in facing problems of being reelected and also possibly running for President on record of success of Prop. 13 outlined.
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

(Studio) Taxpayer revolt mvts. in other states noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Drinkwater, Terry;
Goldberg, Bernard

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