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Taxpayers' Revolt / Proposition 13 / Reaction #258658

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 08, 1978
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(Studio) Effects of passage of Prop. 13 in California noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) Layoffs of Yolo Cnty. employees as result of prop. approval reported [Fired county employee Frank CARTHY - says many workers out of jobs, but people voted for measure and will have to live with it.] Governor Jerry Brown's proposals to legislature for coping with situation outlined. [BROWN - says there isn't much time in which to act.] Concerns of public workers in Watts and other poor areas in state about their job fates described. [Employment counselor Ruth ROBINSON - says minorities last hired and first fired, predicts layoffs of blacks and Mexicans.] Other concerns of poor on government aid funds given. [Aid recipient Marcellous ANTHONY - discusses possible cut in aid.] Question about future of schools noted. [Parent Ardelphia HICKEY - says 2 generations are presently uneducated and present generation will now be shortchanged.] Melba Knudsen's notification that she'll lose job she's held as teacher for 18 years mentioned. [KNUDSEN - was really hard to take celebrations of Prop. 13 supporters.] [Teacher Al FOX - says times are bad.] Upcoming decisions for California noted.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(Studio) California vote's effect on similar moves in other states, among them Nebraska and OR, reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Azalea, OR) Report on Oregon supporters of measure similar to Prop. 13 that their movement has become more popular since it seemed clear California vote would pass prop. stated. [Farmer H.L. SMITH - will have to sell out to survive because of property taxes.] [MAN - discusses petitions recd.] Details given with regard to tax petition movement [Petition leader Wendell HALSETH - believes trend will now follow thruout US.] Position of state officials, in view of California experience, stated. [OR Governor Robert STRAUB - has gotten message from people of California and senses similar mood in OR. Will make effort to prepare for this.]

Cronkite, Walter;
Dow, David;
Drinkwater, Terry

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