Governors: Heading for The Exit

Heading for The Exit

The Governors of the economically beleaguered Northeast are calling it quits. First Michael Dukakis, surveying Massachusetts' shattered miracle, announced he would not seek re-election this fall. Then Connecticut Democrat William O'Neill said he had no taste for the difficult campaign he faced after hiking the sales tax to 8% and chopping $600 million out of the state's $7 billion budget.

The latest dropout is Democrat Madeleine Kunin of Vermont, who announced last week that she will not seek a fourth term. She has been forced to cut ; social programs and propose a 3% income tax hike. Kunin blames Washington for...

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