The States: The New Boys

These were the new boys. Some were Democrats, others Republicans. The difficulties they faced were as different as the 50 states of the Union. But as newly elected Governors, all had strong ideas about what they wanted—and didn't want. And in their diverse interests and approaches, they made for a fascinating collection. Among those taking office last week:

Ohio Republican James A. Rhodes, 53, was determined to put his state's government back on the conservative, business like path from which it had strayed during the administration of Democrat Mike Di Salle. In his inaugural address, former State Auditor Rhodes called...

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