Nation: A Self-Styled Republicrat

He cuts taxes and wins friends

The first thing that Lee Sherman Dreyfus did after taking office last January as Wisconsin's 41st Governor was to hold three separate inaugural balls and invite everyone in the state to attend. He stocked the closets of the Governor's mansion with two dozen apple-red vests, his personal trademark, and ordered a deluxe blue Chevy van to replace the official limousine. Not long after that, he signed a $946-million tax cut, the biggest in the state's history, which gave delighted Wisconsinites a reprieve from state income taxes in their...

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