The States: Creative Localism

Taking the oath at his third inauguration, Iowa's Democratic Governor Harold Hughes bluntly stated the theme:

"I think we need to pay less attention to states' rights and more attention to states' responsibilities." In other inaugural addresses and legislative pronunciamentos, Governors across the nation last week indicated that the states are at long last facing up to the urgent needs of an expanding population and an increasingly complex urban society.

One of the biggest problems facing most Governors is the outmoded machinery of state government itself, and in Arkansas, Washington, Oregon,...

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