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Campaign `78 / Primaries / Taxpayer Revolt / Wallace #499583

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 07, 1978
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(Studio) California voters' passage of Prop. 13 to limit property taxes and cut government spending noted. Possible effects listed. Interview with Governor Jerry Brown, who has frozen state hiring, shown. [BROWN - thinks it's too early to tell what full impact will be. Outlines plans for meeting mandate rendered by people.] Celebrations of Prop. 13 supporters as vote was tallied on Tuesday night reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Los Angeles, California) Howard Jarvis' success in getting California taxpayer revolt, where others like Ronald Reagan had failed, noted. Reactions to passage of Prop. 13 described. [MAN - won't be party to lengthening bread lines in state.] Response of Los Angeles city council given. [California assembly speaker Leo McCARTHY - thinks it would be inappropriate to consider state tax increases, since prop. vote was to reduce government spending at all levels.] Possible effects of passage of Prop. 13 on education described. [Los Angeles school board president Howard MILLER - states potential for schools remaining closed in fall without help from legislature] Lawsuit against Prop. 13 mentioned. Outlook for political and tax situation in California examined.
REPORTER: Don Harris

(Studio) Results of NBC News-AP poll with regard to background of Prop. 13 supporters given.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Los Angeles, California) Details given about effect of Prop. 13 passage on Bob Cramer family of Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles. Family mbrs. listed and background described.
REPORTER: Tom Pettit

(Studio) Similar measures being considered in other states noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Boise, ID) Report on petition drive in Idaho to get measure similar to California's Prop. 13 on Nov ballot. Participation in drive of Eltherea Montgomery, of Boise, ID, described.
REPORTER: Rick Davis

(Southfield, Michigan) Details of Michigan petition drive for measure to limit tax hikes and government spending to be put on ballot given. Views of amendment proponents and opponents about effect of Prop. 13 approval in California on Michigan situation noted.
REPORTER: Jim Cummins

(Boston, Massachusetts) Long history of tax rebellion in Massachusetts, beginning with Boston Tea Party, noted. Upcoming vote by Massachusetts residents on changes in tax levies detailed. Success of conservative group in getting petition signed that will force state legislature to consider constitutional limit on state spending noted.
REPORTER: Richard Hunt

(Studio) Governor Jerry Brown's victory in Democrat gubernatorial primary in California and Evelle Younger's nomination for Republican reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Studio) Refusal of Ohio taxpayers in Cleveland, Columbus and other places to approve emergency taxes to fund school system, meaning schools may not be able to open in fall, reported Role of federal tax cut issue in defeat of Senator Clifford Case in New Jersey Republican Senator primary stated.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(New Jersey) Surprise to Case and many others that his defeat brought outlined. [CASE - is surprised, but not as disappointed as he might have been. Thinks wife feels same.] [Mrs. CASE - would have liked to win.] Background on Republican nominee Jeffrey Bell, once campaign planner for Ronald Reagan, given. [BELL - says American people build to tidal wave of tax revolt.] Bill Bradley's win in Democratic Senator primary reported.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Studio) Senator Paul Hatfield's loss to Representative Max Baucus in Montana Democratic Senator primary and narrow loss of Mrs. Chet Huntley to county cmsr. Jim Waltermire in Montana congress primary reported Mrs. Huntley noted as widow of Chet Huntley. Wayne Hays' win in Democratic primary for Ohio state legislature seat, in comeback after Elizabeth Ray affair, stated. Comment from Governor George Wallace's secretary about Governor's consideration of race for seat of late Senator James Allen cited.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Cummins, Jim;
Davis, Rick;
Hager, Robert;
Harris, Don;
Hunt, Richard;
Pettit, Tom

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