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Governors Reject Highway Plan

February 25, 1986|United Press International

WASHINGTON — Big state and Western governors combined today to defeat a proposal to have states take over the national highway system and the gasoline tax that finances it.

The 17-15 vote at the closing session of the National Governors' Assn. winter meeting not only put the highway proposal into the ditch, but shattered an unspoken suggestion that the federal government and the states enter into a trade-off that would have given Washington full responsibility for the Medicaid health program for the poor.

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