Power To The States

The Republican Governor of Wisconsin, Tommy G. Thompson, is in an ebullient mood, and why shouldn't he be? His state's economy is whirring--unemployment is under 3.5%--and welfare rolls are dropping. The Republican-controlled legislature approved a Thompson budget that cuts property taxes and reforms education and welfare. Soon, he boasts, he'll unveil more welfare changes to move people quickly off the dole. "These reforms," he boasts, "will be the most exciting and ambitious in the country."

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