ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 07, 1978
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(Studio) Tuesday's primary elections noted; Proposition 13's win in California reported.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Studio) Uncertainty about effects of California voters' decision to cut property taxes and government spending by approving Prop. 13 stated. Immediate effects listed, include Governor Brown's freezing state hiring and local officials' restructuring of budgets. [Prop. 13 leader Howard JARVIS - says Californians have proven that people, not politicians, are still boss.] Brown's opposition to prop. and its effect on his political future examined. [BROWN - says interest in running for President is remote. Is concerned now with working in California with greatest challenge ever faced by any governor] Governor's announcement of plans to cut state spending and release surplus funds outlined. Impending job cuts reported; Los Angeles County fire chief's prediction about fire department job cuts stated. Report is on activities of county paramedics, who are among those fearing they'll now lose jobs. Case near Watts described. [Paramedic Errol DAVIDSON - talks about situations in which paramedic services are life-and-death matter.] [Paramedic Bob EVANS - says service is one of most important in fire department, but will likely be 1st to go. Will have to look for other employment.] Another paramedic case described. Effect on other services if money shifted to paramedics noted.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel
(Leonia, New Jersey) Mvts. to limit state and local spending underway in 26 other states noted; map shown. [Tax Fndtn. executive Vice President Robert C. BROWN - discusses recent increases in efforts to limit government spending.] Incrs. in state and local taxes contrasted to that in federal taxes in last few years. Taxes that have become targets of tax revolts listed. Upcoming Massachusetts constitutional convention consideration of limit on state spending detailed. Similar limits already enacted in New Jersey, Michigan, Tennessee and Colorado noted; effects of Prop. 13 victory on measures in other states reported.
REPORTER: Dan Cordtz
(Studio) California state school superintendent's warnings about cuts in education mentioned. Ohio voters' decision to go beyond reductions reported.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel
(Cleveland, Ohio) Case of Cleveland public school student Darryl Andrews mentioned as example of problems faced by Cleveland students in continuing education because of city's tax troubles and their effect on school system. [ANDREWS - says without education, person can't be anything really.] City's loss of tax base and effects of this, as well as rising education costs, examined. Cleveland's other problems, with recall action against Mayor Dennis Kucinich and city council strike, detailed; failing efforts of school officials, aided by students, to get emergency tax approved reported Reasons given. [WOMAN - opposes busing.] Possible closing of Cleveland schools without help from state mentioned. [ANDREWS - feels bad. Lists problems that will occur now. Says someone isn't administration money correctly.]
REPORTER: Julie Eckhert
(NYC) Senator Clifford Case's defeat in New Jersey primary race reported [CASE - has had great experience in public life and appreciates opportunity given him by New Jersey residents.] Senator's defeat by conservative tax reformist Jeffrey Bell noted. [BELL - says he'll punch while Bradley dribbles.] Democratic primary winner, former basketball star Bill Bradley, reported Wayne Hays victory in race for Democratic nomination in Ohio state legislature seat reported.
REPORTER: John Martin
(Studio) Info. learned that Alabama Governor George Wallace plans to appointed Mrs. James Allen to Senate seat vacated by death of her husband and Governor's plans to run for seat himself in special November election reported.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
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