NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 02, 1969
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(Studio) At Govs. Conf., govs. call for federal government to take over and pay for welfare. Plan would stop poor from migrating to richer cities. New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller says complete government financing inevitable.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Colorado Springs, Colorado) [President NIXON - says we'll give you funds. States and fed. government to work together.] All felt states need to do more on their own. Rockefeller asked administration to take over financing and administration of welfare. [Georgia Gov, Lester MADDOX - says conference ought to oppose giving up more of states' rights.] Resolution passes 47-1. [ROCKEFELLER - says people worried about taxes. 13% of money comes back to states. Govs. feel it's ntl. responsibility. Think it would encourage administration to be more bold.] Some problems so big in scope, federal government needs to handle them.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker