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Segment 3 (Taxes and The Ballot Box) #496926

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 06, 1978
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(Studio) Eastward spread of Prop. 13-like tax cut measures noted. Coverage of vote on tax and spending questions on ballots in 10 states in Tuesday's elecs. reported Report is on such ballot questions in Colorado and Michigan.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Lansing, Michigan) Details given about proposition on Colorado ballot for state constitutional amendment to put limits on state spending. [WOMEN - speak to people on telephone about amendment.] [Tax revolt leader Jack ORE - describes bipartisan nature of support for amendment.] Provisions of amendment and fight to defeat it outlined. [Colorado state senate Al MEIKLEJOHN - believes all levels of government should have spending limit, but that this amendment is too broad. Forsees chaos in government if measure passes.] Outlook for passage of Colorado amendment stated. 3 spending proposals reported to be on Michigan ballot. Details of ea. given. Support for Headlee amendment from business and political leaders from both ptys. noted. [Richard HEADLEE - says people want to restrain explosive growth of government] Tisch amendment compared to California's Prop. 13 on property taxes. [Robert TISCH - says people are mad and won't take it any more.] Coalition of religious groups said to sponsor voucher amendment, concerning property taxes and school financing. Possibility of passage of all 3 Michigan amendments stated. [TISCH - describes legal complications that would arise from passage of all 3 amendments.] Tax relief sentiment in other states mentioned.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

Brinkley, David;
Kiker, Douglas

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