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Property Tax Protests / California and Massachusetts #499530

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 04, 1978
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(Studio) Ntnwide. taxpayers' rebellion against rising property taxes, as evidenced by California's upcoming vote on Proposition 13, noted. Details of Prop. 13 given; important of outcome to rest of nation stated.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Los Angeles, California) Long delay in reassessments of homes along Cold Creek, in Los Angeles Cnty., mentioned and figs. given about new assessments. [Ralph KUHN - states changes in his house assessment and tax figs. from last year] Los Angeles Cnty. reassessment reported as reason many voters have decided to vote for constitutional limit on taxes. [Mrs. Vicki MYERS - states views on property reassessments; says they'll have to move if theirs goes thru.] Expected passage of Proposition 13 noted and consideration by other states of tax reform measures mentioned. Report from California Prop. 13 leader Howard Jarvis that similar actions could take place in Arizona, UT, Michigan, OK, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Georgia cited.
REPORTER: Don Harris

(Boston, Massachusetts) Report on property tax burden on Massachusetts residents due to amount of property owned by tax-exempt insts.; Boston situation given as example [Karen GORMAN - details own property taxes.] Upcoming changes in property tax assessments in Massachusetts and effects of this reported State legislature's attempts to give relief to property owners and taxpayers' success in getting 2 relief measures on November ballot mentioned. Boston Mayor Kevin White's support of one relief measure noted. [WHITE - says 100% reevaluation of homes would be disaster for Massachusetts homeowners.] Details of 2nd measure on ballot given.
REPORTER: Lee McCarthy

Harris, Don;
McCarthy, Lee;
Savitch, Jessica

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