Governors: Confrontation in the Statehouse

Some were newcomers in U.S. statehouses. Others were returning to their old desks after reelection. And some were at critical midpoint in their administrations. In many ways, the problems faced by U.S. Governors were as varied as their states, but at least three common dilemmas cropped up with telling frequency: 1) hostile legislatures dominated by the opposition party; 2) the politically uncomfortable necessity of increasing taxes to balance burgeoning state budgets and 3) Supreme Court demands that state legislatures be reapportioned under the one-man-one-vote principle. Items:

Michigan Republican George Romney returned to...

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