George Deukmejian, ex-governor of California, dies

The Washington Post (in an Associated Press story) quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the legacy of former California governor George Deukmejian, who passed away at age 89.

“He had a very short agenda, which in terms of a governor is not all that bad,” said Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a political scientist at the University of Southern California. “Basically, to not increase taxes and to deal with law enforcement, and he did it.”

 

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