July 9, 2000 |
The National Governors' Assn. opened its annual meeting Saturday with a burst of presidential politics as Republican governors criticized Vice President Al Gore as a promoter of "the politics of false choice" and Democrats labeled Texas Gov. George W. Bush's record as "less than stellar." Neither Bush nor Gore, the apparent Republican and Democratic nominees for president, planned to attend the NGA meeting.
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February 24, 2004 |
They stood side by side before a bank of cameras outside the White House, a handful of governors poised to talk about their morning meeting with President Bush. The first question went to the governor of California. So did the second. And the third. Sensing a trend, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger interrupted the barrage to observe that the states of Mississippi, Louisiana, Utah and Kentucky were being ignored. "I would like to say also that other governors are here," he said.
February 2, 1997 |
The nation's governors, meeting in Washington, expressed bipartisan concern Saturday about cutbacks in benefits for legal immigrants under last year's welfare reform legislation, but Republicans immediately began backing away from efforts to push Congress hard to change the law. GOP governors participating in a four-day meeting of the National Governors' Assn. later passed a resolution opposing any major changes in the welfare reform law.
June 24, 1996 |
Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala blamed Republican governors Sunday for failing to press for a bipartisan welfare proposal acceptable to President Clinton. Shalala said GOP governors, the majority of the National Governors' Assn., let the group's bipartisan proposal be swept away by Republican leaders in Congress. "They had a chance for a bipartisan effort, and they walked away from it," Shalala said.
February 8, 1996 |
A day after the nation's governors offered him a plan that might break the budget stalemate, President Clinton came under mounting pressure Wednesday from within his own party to keep his distance from their proposals to reshape the huge Medicaid and welfare programs. Democrats, who were initially guarded about the plan, were arguing that Clinton's signature on such a deal would hand Republicans a big victory, while undoing basic Democratic legislation.
February 12, 1996 |
Gov. Pete Wilson staked out the conservative quarter of the nation's debate over welfare and Medicaid reform last week in Washington, criticizing a bipartisan coalition of his fellow governors by saying their hallmark agreement does not go far enough. Only reluctantly, Wilson said, did he join his colleagues in last Tuesday's unanimous agreement at the National Governors Assn. winter meeting.