STATES: Voices from the Capitals

With state capitals again beginning to buzz with legislative activity, several governors last week counted their blessings, measured their woes, shrugged off trouble and told homely stories. Examples: ¶In Massachusetts, Republican Governor

Christian A. Herter, pointing with pride to his administration's economy record, made himself a hero to taxpayers by proposing to the legislature a 25% cut in state personal income taxes—with the reduction made retroactive to include 1953 income.

¶ In Colorado, where old-age pensioners have long been thought to hold life & death political power, Republican Governor Dan Thornton asked for a constitutional amendment authorizing the use of...

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