GOVERNORS: Saying No to Nixon

It was the first gathering of the nation's Governors since the November elections, when the Republicans' 32-18 margin in the statehouses faded into a 29-21 Democratic majority. With the state executives in Washington, the White House worked overtime to woo their support for the revenue-sharing plan President Nixon promoted in his State of the Union message. There was a black-tie dinner at the White House featuring Bob Hope; there were pep talks from Vice President Spiro Agnew and Treasury Secretary John Connally, a briefing with jazzy slides and graphs from Presidential Assistant...

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