NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 05, 1976
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(Studio) Report on Jimmy Carter as Georgia governor
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Georgia) 10 years ago, Carter called self conservative. While running for gov. in 1970, he said he'd invite George Wallace to speak in Georgia; he never did. January 12, 1971, film shows his inauguration. [CARTER - says time for racial discrimination over.] In 1972, he supported const. amendment to forbid court-ordered busing. His daughter goes to integrated school. He's still against busing but not for amendment against it. He apptd. blacks and women to important government positions. [CARTER - tells of reorging. Georgia government] Many agencies Carter says were abolished only had their powers transferred to another agency. Georgia budget was $1.05 billion in 1971; $1.67 billion in 1975. 34,322 state and workers in 1971; 42,400 in 1975. [Georgia house speaker Tom MURPHY - says reorg. has cost Georgia millions.] Spending incrd. in his administration for health services for poor, child care, mentally ill care, prison rehabilitation, drug treatment and conservation. Many say Carter left governor's office with as many enemies as friends. His relations with legislature and business termed poor. [MURPHY - says Carter tried to run Georgia as sub. commander He had no spirit of compromise.] [Lieutenant Governor Zell MILLER - says Carter can be very stubborn and uncompromising. He gets all the facts before making proposals.] Carter's domineering and humanitarian style noted.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff
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