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Taxpayers' Revolt / California Preparations / Michigan #258682

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 09, 1978
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(Studio) Cutbacks in all levels of government spending in California in preparation for implementation of Prop. 13 in July detailed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Diego, California) Report on San Diego's plans to cut city services in response to budget cut. [Mayor Pete WILSON - says even police won't be immune, but will be last to be cut.] Senior citizens' concerns about Dial-a-Ride bus service in city detailed. [Rider Blanche OYA - says it would be hardship on all older persons if service eliminated.] [Rider Adolph LEYSER - notes many don't have money to call for cab.] Other details of expected cuts outlined; situation at Spring Valley Fire Department described. [Fire chief Daryel STAGER - says life may be endangered by cuts.] Is noted that San Diego Zoo not on the cut list because it pays most of own way.
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

(Studio) Momentum given to taxpayer revolts in other states, like Michigan, by Prop. 13 approval in California reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Southfield, Michigan) Report on efforts of Taxpayers United for Tax Limitations group in Michigan to get initiative on ballot and help it has gotten from California vote. [WOMAN - discusses movement with telephone caller.] [Group president Richard HEADLEE - thinks people will join effort now that California vote is over. Doesn't believe that state political can be elected this year without supporting tax limitation.] Group's anti-tax presentation described; film shown. Details of proposal given. Positions of many Michigan officials in supporting limitation measure examined. [Livonia, Michigan, city assessor Ron MARDIROS - notes public knows where Washington, DC and Lansing are, but can't get there, so they come to city hall with frustrations.] [Detroit teacher's union head Mary Ellen RIORDAN - states group's opposition to measure.]
REPORTER: Don Webster

Cronkite, Walter;
Goldberg, Bernard;
Webster, Don

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