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Schools / Tuition Tax Credit / Cleveland Finances #498687

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 09, 1978
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(Studio) Letter on proposed tuition tax credit, from Treasury and Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secys. Blumenthal and Califano to House Ways and Means Committee chairperson Al Ullman, outlined; secys.' opposition to proposal stated.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) Details given concerning proposed tuition tax credit, using case of Alfred and Peggy Cappellanti and family as example [CAPPELLANTI - cites expenses with 2 children in college and financial bind he'll be in next year with 3 in college.] [Peggy CAPPELLANTI - notes that with their income, it would be thought they could handle this, but it actually is problem.] House bill sponsor Charles Vanik's belief that Congress will pass it this year noted. [VANIK - has favored such bill unsuccessfully for 20 years, but this year climate for it is different.] Details of bills introduced by Vanik and by Senator William Roth listed. [ROTH - says 85% of benefits of his bill would go to those making $30,000 or less per year and that this cannot be called rich income.] Provisions in both bills for tax credits for private and parochial schools and controversy over constitutionality of this detailed. Other details with regard to situation outlined.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Studio) Agreement in Cleveland, between state officials and federal judge, that financially troubled school system in city must remain open reported; no plan for doing so yet made.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

Levine, Irving R.;
Savitch, Jessica

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