Grumbling About Deficits

The Governors Cry Uncle

The lobster and steamers were tasty, and the ban on alcohol at Fort Williams Park was relaxed so the nation's Governors could enjoy beer and wine. Still, there was a bigger reason for the rare harmony that pervaded the National Governors Conference in Portland, Me., last week. Democrat and Republican alike, most of the state executives are being forced to raise state taxes and cut services, partly because Congress and the Reagan Administration refuse to do the same thing at the federal level, and that is not their preferred mode of governing.

Though an election year is imminent...

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