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    AUSTERITY MEASURES ARE ON THE WAY IN RICH CALIFORNIA. THE NEW GOVERNOR, MR. RONALD REAGAN?

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    AUSTERITY MEASURES ARE ON THE WAY IN RICH CALIFORNIA. THE NEW GOVERNOR, MR. RONALD REAGAN ANNOUNCED THE MEASURES YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) - TEN PER CENT. CUT IN THE STATE BUDGET.

    EARLIER HE ANNOUNCED CUTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION SPENDING AFFECTING BERKELEY UNIVERSITY. EIGHT STATE WELFARE CENTRES IN POVERTY AREAS ARE TO BE CLOSED.

    ONE OF THE CENTRES TO BE CLOSED IS IN THE VENICE SECTION OF THE CITY. STATE OFFICIALS SAID IT DUPLICATED THE ONE IN WATTS A FEW MILES AWAY. SOME OF THE WORKERS CRIED, OTHERS SAID THEY WERE BEING DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BY THE GOVERNOR BECAUSE THEY HAD NOT HAD RIOTS AND ARSON AS WATTS HAD HAD LAST YEAR.

    CENTRE WORKERS STAGED A PROTEST MARCH OUTSIDE THE GOVERNOR'S HOME. THE CENTRE HAD PROVIDED HELP FOR THE POOR, JOB TRAINING AND HAD ACTED AS AN EMPLOYMENT EXCHANGE FOR NEGROES. CITY OFFICIALS HOPE TO SAVE 4 1/2 MILLION DOLLARS (ABOUT GBP1 1/2 MILLION) BY CLOSING THE EIGHT CENTRES AND CONCENTRATING SERVICES AT FIVE OTHERS TO REMAIN OPEN.

    THE GOVERNOR HAD THIS TO SAY ABOUT THE CUTS AT A PRESS CONFERENCE...

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9N7JU1XILBLSLF3UAFAJSGT3Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA9N7JU1XILBLSLF3UAFAJSGT3Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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