New Jersey: Who Needs Progress?

"I've been getting up earlier," allowed Governor Richard Hughes, "to get my worrying done." He could have stayed in bed. Re-elected last year on a "progress" platform that pledged a state income tax to improve sadly in adequate schools, hospitals, highways and welfare programs, Democrat Hughes was confident that the state's first Democratic legislature in half a century would adopt the tax he needed.

The $180 million it would raise—two-thirds to be allotted to education —would redeem his campaign promises to bring New Jersey up to date. Last week, in the most bruising defeat of his career, the Governor learned that...

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