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Election 1976 / Tax Issue / Oregon #41085

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 04, 1976
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(Studio) Taxes are issue in campaign; there's taxpayer protest against school budget in Oregon town.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Eagle Point, OR) Voters vote down school budget and 2800 children out of school in Eagle Point, Oregon for at least 2 mos. [MAN - suggests adults vote budget in for children and then get together and bring it down.] Protest organized by group called Better Education for Less Taxes. [WOMAN - cites case of girl who changed schools and had problems; says they feel it's disgrace considering amount spent for schools.] Problems on getting money and voting on budget noted.
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

(Studio) Earlier report on similar situation in North Bend, Oregon noted; voters approved smaller budget Tuesday and children back in school.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry;
Shoemaker, Dick

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