April 15, 1992 |
Seeking again to cast himself as an agent of change, President Bush used a trip to Michigan on Wednesday to unveil a government reform proposal for the second time in three months. A White House fact sheet touted the event as Bush's announcement that he would "transmit to Congress upon its return" the plan for consolidating federal job-training programs.
February 25, 1990 |
A National Governors' Assn. task force adopted a six-point program Saturday for upgrading American education by the start of the next century. But the group skirted what many educators and politicians consider the thorniest scholastic problem of all--funding. The major points of the plan are expected to receive the approval of all of the governors attending the association's mid-winter conference, along with at least a qualified endorsement from President Bush.
July 30, 1990 |
After a day of behind the scenes haggling over partisan differences, leaders of the National Governors' Assn. on Sunday adopted a compromise plan for a commission that will grade the states--and the federal government--on progress toward education reform goals.
August 5, 1991 |
President Bush's chief domestic adviser, laying the groundwork for the 1992 campaign, said Sunday that the Administration has designed a comprehensive domestic program in education, health care, economic growth and crime-fighting, "and we're waiting for Congress to take action." Seeking to rebut arguments that the continent-hopping President has neglected domestic problems, Roger B.
May 11, 1989 |
In his first major domestic policy initiative, President Bush is considering declaring a national crime emergency and plans to propose a combination of prison construction, a crackdown on criminal gun-users and wider use of the death penalty to cope with lawlessness, government sources said Wednesday. But Bush has not yet resolved a deep split within his Administration on the sensitive issue of how--or even whether--to regulate assault weapons as part of the effort, the sources said.
January 17, 1996 |
For true believers in the Republican revolution, a hefty tax cut was a magic bullet: a way to overcome past mistakes, cut down the federal bureaucracy and ease the pain of deficit reduction--all in one electrifying shot. It has not turned out that way. Americans, according to recent public opinion surveys, are deeply divided over the merits of reducing taxes.