Inheriting a Deficit

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Neoconservative Republican Governor John Engler of Michigan inherited a $1.1 billion budget deficit from his predecessor, moderate Democrat James Blanchard, when he took office last January 1, 1991. Engler eked out a narrow 17,595-vote victory over Blanchard by promising relief from Michigan's burdensome property tax . . .

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