MICHIGAN: Double Poverty

Michigan's Governor G. Mennen Williams last week called a joint session of the legislature and read the riot act. "This is truly a disgraceful condition to which a great state has been reduced," cried he. "It cannot but shake the confidence of the people in the procedures of representative government."

Faced with a lack of cash, hoarding what it has for welfare payments and schools, Michigan had missed a state payroll for the second week in a row. Altogether last week 26,000 employees, including stenographers, state troopers, doctors and "Soapy" Williams himself ($866), went without paychecks. In Lansing the State...

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