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NBC Evening News for Saturday, May 23, 1981
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(Studio) Continue controversy surrounding President Reagan's proposal to give states block grants noted; recent debate on his proposed tax cuts and changes in Social Security system mentioned.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Jefferson City, Missouri) Block grant system of funding examined; support of idea by govs. noted. [Governor Richard THORNBURGH, Community Action Agency exec. director David BRADLEY - express differing opinions on block grants.] [Governor Christopher BOND - thinks better job will be done with new system.] Criticism of idea discussed; Missouri's programs for elderly outlined. Peter DeLong's case cited as example [Eta GATES - comments.] Impact of block grants on states examined, using Missouri as example [Representative Cardiss COLLINS - criticizes lack of accountability.] Problems faced by states mentioned.
REPORTER: Norma Quarles

Reporter(s):
Palmer, John;
Quarles, Norma
Duration:
00:03:20

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