ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 08, 1978
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(Studio) Reports with regard to issues on ballots in election `78. Oregon vote to allow dental technicians to make and fit dentures noted. Some measures on ballots reported to have been inspired by California's Prop. 13 tax cut proposal.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(NYC) Effects of tax revolt started in California by Howard Jarvis on proposed spending measures on ballots noted. Tax restrictions reported approved in Alabama, ID, Massachusetts, Missouri, NV, North Dakota and South Dakota. Voters' call for spending limits in Arizona, Hawaii, Illinois, Texas and Michigan stated. Such proposals said rejected in Arkansas, Colorado, Nebraska and OR; is mentioned that this doesn't mean much in Arkansas and Colorado, as they already have some curbs. Reflection of cntry.'s mood in congress elecs. outlined. Elec. results cited to show American public sees government as inflationary.
REPORTER: Dan Cordtz
(Los Angeles, California) Failure of California's Props. 5 and 6 to pass reported Prop. 5 noted to have been provision for public smoking only in designated areas; prop 6 characterized as anti-gay rights measure. Rejections of ERA in Nevada and Florida and medical cost ceilings in North Dakota stated. Florida voters' rejection also of legalized casino gambling in Miami Beach, New Jersey rejection of legalized jai-alai gambling and defeat of horse race betting in Virginia outlined. Films shown. Reinstatement of death penalty in Oregon and strengthening of capital punishment laws in California mentioned.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel
(DC) Governor elecs. in various states reported Those detailed are: Republican William Clements' win over John Hill in Texas to become 1st Republican governor there in 109 years; Representative Albert Quie's upset win in Minnesota over Governor Rudy Perpich, completing breakdown of Democrat Farm-Labor party there; Richard Thornburgh's defeat of former Pittsburgh mayor Peter Flaherty in Pennsylvania; and former Washington Senators baseball pitcher Hugh Gallen's upset win over New Hampshire gov. Meldrim Thomson. Republican governor gains in elecs. stated. Republican gains in state legislature listed. Case of state senate-elect Aldo DeAngelis in Illinois given as example [DeANGELIS - says his victory isn't his alone, but Republican party's. Says Republicans should be proud.]
REPORTER: John Martin
(DC) President Carter's remarks about Democrats in elecs. reported His statements to anti-inflation forum in Hartford, Connecticut, during telephone call noted. [CARTER - says election results show people of Connecticut speak clearly about tough government budgeting and management] Carter's pre-elec. campaign trips and degree of success he achieved for Democrats stated. Democrats' slight loss of ground ntlly. mentioned. [Democratchairperson John WHITE - comments on Republican claims; says Democrats major makes them remain champions.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(Studio) Intro. of ABC News political director Hal Bruno. [BRUNO - examines GOP struggles of last 10 years, include effects of Watergate, and 1978 elecs.' indications that party is recovering. Outlook for Republican in 1980 and beyond given.]
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
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