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Taxpayers' Revolt / Michigan / Massachusetts / California #55044

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 06, 1978
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(Studio) Contd. taxpayers' revolt fallout, with California state employees losing raise and Massachusetts bus drivers having cost of living increase threatened, noted. Michigan appearance by Prop. 13 author, Howard Jarvis, reported.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Lansing, Michigan) Jarvis' tour of Michigan to promote tax cut measure called Tisch amendment described. [JARVIS - says Americans want taxes cut.] Opposition to Tisch amendment by moderate tax cut proposal from Michigan Taxpayers United for Tax Limitation reported [MAN - notes Michigan doesn't have surplus funds that California had to use. States that Jarvis and Robert Tisch want to roll taxes back 50%.] Details given of Richard Headlee amendment. [WOMAN - explains moderate amendment.] Concerns of Michigan residents about effects of Tisch amendment outlined. [WOMAN - states reasons for favoring moderate proposal.]
REPORTER: Richard Mayk

(Studio) Boston traffic jams caused when bus and subway drivers' go to state legislature to lobby against measure that would eliminate their cost of living increases reported State legislature' concerns about effects of Prop. 13 type of measure in Massachusetts described; is noted that property taxes furnish good bit of money funding public transit in state. [State Representative Barney FRANK - says if legislature doesn't make cuts wisely, public action will make cuts unwisely.]
REPORTER: Bill Stewart (WCVB newsfilm)

(Studio) California Governor Jerry Brown's approval of new state budget that excludes state employees' pay raise reported.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Mayk, Richard;
Stewart, Bill

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