[Kevin White announces a tax levy to cover costs of school desegregation]
Original Airdate: 5/17/1976
Item Type: newstape - original footage
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Description : Abstract
Kevin White (Mayor, City of Boston) holds a press conference at City Hall to annouce a one-time tax levy of $16.40, to finance the $27.5 million deficit caused by court ordered desegregation. Jim Young (Treasurer, City of Boston) explains why a tax levy is better than borrowing funds to cover the deficit. Young says that a one-time tax levy is more prudent than borrowing money. White accuses the Boston School Committee of "total mismanagement" of school desegregation. White says that there is no more money to fund the School Department payroll. White says that Arthur Garrity (federal judge) has ordered the city to find new revenue sources to fund court-ordered school desegregation; that the school deficit must be brought to the attention of the taxpayers.
Subject : Keywords
Busing for school integration - Law and legislation
Busing for school integration - Press conferences
Busing for school integration - School boards
Busing for school integration - School management and organization
Subject : Personal Names
Garrity, W. Arthur, Jr.
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston City Council
Boston School Committee
Type : Genre
News - Unedited
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