ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 23, 1978
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(Studio) Funding plan using California's $5 billion surplus to make up for losses in tax revenue due to Proposition 13 said moving through legislature.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Sacramento, California) Legislature film shown. Public school aid noted as largest. Aid to health and welfare programs of counties noted. Aid to cities noted. Fire and police protection said not to be cut. Effects of Proposition 13, in the 1st year, not to be so great as thought. Action of legislature called 1-yr. reprieve.
REPORTER: Jim Mitchell
(Studio) Los Angeles Cnty. aid noted. Culver City cited.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Culver City, California) Junior high school graduation filmed. Effects of Proposition 13 on schools considered. [City administration Dale JONES - announces no layoffs; notes slowdown in hiring. Predicts better services.] Taxes on businesses, utilities, and hotel rooms said to be incrd. Optimism noted.
REPORTER: Irv Chapman
5:14:10 OSHA / MUNITIONS PLANT
(Studio) OSHA inspectors said to have gained admission to army munitions plant.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(Radford, Virginia) Hercules Corporation plant featured. Benzene hazards noted. Cancer relation noted. Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union complaints reported [Union spokesperson Steve WODKA - doubts safety of plant.j Army stance noted. [US Army spokesperson Colonel Thomas WATTS - says Army has met protection standards.] OSHA permission to inspect plant and absence of cancer caused by benzene exposure noted.
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory
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