ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 05, 1978
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(Studio) Upcoming California vote on property tax limitations noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Studio) Possibility that Californians will begin national taxpayers' revolt, as 19 other states prepare for similar issues, reported Scenes from movie "Network", with its angry anchorman Howard Beal, shown. [California tax reform leader Howard JARVIS - is mad and getting madder; says people are getting madder, too.] Jarvis' co-sponsorship of amendment to state constitution, called Proposition 13, that would roll back and limit property taxes outlined. Positions of pols. and taxpayers on Prop. 13 stated. [Los Angeles Mayor Tom BRADLEY - describes effect proposal would have on city's budget losses.] [TAXPAYER - says vital services won't have to be cut, that it's social welfare that drains money from system.] [Los Angeles school board CHRM. - says Prop. 13 would cripple education in Los Angeles.] [2nd TAXPAYER - states views on education funding.] [Los Angeles Cnty. fire CHIEF - reports effect of Prop. 13 on fire protection.] [3rd TAXPAYER - doesn't think it will come to loss of fire protection.] [JARVIS - talks with people.] Poll indications that Jarvis' efforts are beating establishment mentioned.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel