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Governors enjoy cash deluge right before they face the voters

3 monthes ago   |   By Politico

Governors across the country are sitting on mounds of cash just when they need it most: election season.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee wants to spend $500 million on expanding broadband access in underserved areas. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz hopes to send $350 payments to residents that he's dubbing “Walz checks” - a move Republican leaders have attacked as a reelection ploy.
And New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is looking to give out property tax rebates and health care worker bonuses from her state's $7 billion surplus, an enviable position of strength that has already helped scare off would-be...
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