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NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 07, 1975
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(Studio) President Ford responds to charges of cities not getting enough fed. money.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Press Secretary Ron Nessen says Ford feels most mayors satisfied with federal revenue-sharing program. Interstate hwys. still 6000 mile from completion. Highway trust fund to expire in 2 years Ford wants Congress to extend program. Of 4-cent gas tax, Ford wants 1 cent for interstates, 2 cents for federal treasury and 1-cent reduction for states that raise own tax by 1 cent (means 3-cent federal gas tax.) [FORD - says links in interstate need completion.] Highway lobbyists will oppose President bill.
REPORTER: John Cochran

Chancellor, John;
Cochran, John

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