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For the Governors, a gamble has backfired

They gathered amid the glitzy gaming palaces of Atlantic City, N.J., and took time out for a pickup basketball game. But the 44 Governors who attended the National Governors' Association conference last week were hardly feeling sportive. They spent three days in tense, often heated discussion of the enormous political and fiscal problems handed to the states under President Reagan's "new federalism." Said Wisconsin Governor Lee Dreyfus: "There is some apprehension on the part of the Governors that we are getting the short end of the stick." Said Tennessee's Lamar Alexander: "We have nothing to...

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