Nation: Brown's Budget Balancing Act

The Californian tests campaign themes in the East

"Carryon luggage only," was the order from Governor Jerry Brown's office in Sacramento to the dozen or so reporters, including TIME Los Angeles Bureau Chief William Rademaekers, who followed him eastward last week. "The Governor does not like to wait."

Officially still undecided about challenging Jimmy Carter for the Democratic presidential nomination, Brown made it perfectly clear that he is already running hard. As he set off on a six-day campaign-testing trip to Washington, New York and Detroit, he sat among the commoners at the...

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