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Saturday June 10, 1978
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News stories from Saturday June 10, 1978

Summaries of the stories the major media outlets considered to be of particular importance on this date:

  • Increased dependence by counties and cities on the federal government could follow the reduction in property taxes voted overwhelmingly in California last week, according to administration officials and experts on federalism. Public services in some areas of the state may be so curtailed that appeals would be made to Washington for special relief. "Within six months they'll he banging on the White House door," a high-ranking official said.

    Californians pondered the possible consequences of Proposition 13, which slashed the total income of local governments an average of more than 22 percent in the fiscal year beginning July 1. In some communities that depend heavily on the property tax, income will be cut by as much as 70 percent. [New York Times]

  • Lawyers and employees of federally-funded legal aid programs in 30 states met in Detroit to form a national union. Organizers of the National Organization of Legal Services Workers said they want better wages and working conditions for themselves and improved legal services for the poor, for whom the programs were established. [New York Times]
  • Senator Clifford Case's loss to Jeffrey Bell in last week's primary was attributed by leading New Jersey Republicans and political analysts as much to Mr. Case's poor campaign efforts as to Mr. Bell's winning strategy. [New York Times]
  • Fidel Castro told the United States on May 17 that, having been warned in advance, he had tried to stop the Katangan invasion of Zaire's Shaba Province, Senate sources said. This raised new questions about President Carter's assertion eight days after Mr. Castro said he had been in touch with the United States that Cuba "obviously did nothing" to stop the invasion. [New York Times]
  • A sharp increase in Jewish migration from the Soviet Union has persuaded the American Jewish Congress to support an easing of the ban on United States trade credits for Moscow. The ban, adopted under the Trade Act of 1974, is supposed to be in effect until the President can inform Congress that restrictions on emigration, which apply to all Soviet citizens, have been eased. [New York Times]
  • Panama's popular former president, Dr. Arnulfo Arias, returned home from exile, welcomed by thousands of supporters waving the flags of his Panamanian Party. He was ousted by the army almost 10 years ago. His return raised the possibility of a new surge of activity against the military government on the eve of President Carter's visit, when documents ratifying the Panama Canal treaties will be exchanged. [New York Times]

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