California: Happy 50.4th!

"The symbol on our state flag is a golden bear," Governor Ronald Reagan told Californians. "It is not a cow to be milked." With that, Reagan turned from animal husbandry to husbanding the state's sorely strained resources. In his first month in office, he helped fire the state university's president, proposed that students pay tuition (see Education), and outlined a budget of reduced state services.

Last week he told his constituents how much more he expects to charge them for less government: a 1¢ increase in the general sales tax, raising it...

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