Capital Matters

February 06, 1991

Schaefer for president?

Gov. William Donald Schaefer thinks the federal government has lost touch with the people, and he has threatened to run for president to correct that problem.

Mr. Schaefer's comments were reported yesterday in The Evening Sun. He made them Monday in Washington, where he was attending a meeting of the National Governors' Conference.

"The governor expressed frustration over what he sees is a lot of posturing in the federal government . . . and losing sight of the need to help people," said Paul Schurick, Mr. Schaefer's press secretary.

Asked about the reaction of other governors, Mr. Schurick said, "People were curious."

Quote of the day

"I'm disappointed. We tried every step of the way to get a clean bill passed."

-- Karen Ringen of Planned Parenthood, referring to the abortion bill approved by the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee


10 a.m.: House and Senate convene, State House.

a.m.: House Appropriations Committee reviews budget balancing bill for Fiscal Year 1991. Room 130, House Office Building.

1 p.m.: Senate Economic and Environmental Affairs Committee considers bill requiring higher education institutions to prepare and distribute annual campus security reports on crime. Room 200, Senate Office Building.

1 p.m.: Senate Finance Committee will hear a briefing by Secretary William A. Fogle Jr. of the Department of Licensing and Regulation. Presidential Wing, Senate Office Building.

There are 61 days remaining in the 1991 General Assembl session.


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