NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 06, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles: Don Oliver) California vote doubling gas tax examined; details recalled from 1978 California tax revolt; details given of bond issues for other funding needs. [Two DRIVERS - comment.] [Political analyst William SCHNEIDER - says a narrow, reluctant approval of specific tax increase is possible.] [Economist Arthur LAFFER - says this is end of California tax revolt.] Massachusetts rally for gas tax increase to improve roads featured; Texas tax raises for education noted. [Association of state budget officers Gerald MILLER - comments on states where taxes are being limited or reduced.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) NBC News-"Wall Street Journal" poll regarding public opinion of federal tax increase outlined on screen. Abortion movement boost reported. Report introduced.
(Washington: Bob Kur) Abortion rights issue's importance in this year's politics featured; scenes shown. Reported winning primaries are Iowa gubernatorial candidate Don Avenson, California gubernatorial candidate Dianne Feinstein and North Carolina United States Senate candidate Harvey Gantt, who will face conservative Senator Jesse Helms. [Political consultant Geoff GARIN - says pro-life candidates have been losing.] New York Republican party reported approving pro- choice plank in platform; Louisiana state legislature reported considering abortion restriction; state abortion legislation outlined on screen. Last year's Supreme Court state-level abortion decision reviewed. [National Abortion Rights Action League Kate MICHELMAN - comments on states' responsibility.]