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A. As active a role as I can. I am most interested in the Constitution
passing and I recognize that it's not going to be a cut and dried
matter. I do think we've made great progress in the past several weeks
in bringing the public's attention to the Constitution and the need
for it. It's an excellent document. I'm sure that no one agrees with
every sentence in it. I think that's too much to ask, but I think under
the convention delegates' guidance — and they expressed a great many
philosophies — we've come out with a good document. The passage
of it by an overwhelming vote at the Convention is certainly a testi-
mony to the good document that it is, and I hope the people will
ratify it at the election in May.
Q. Governor, as you know there was some criticism at the recent
session of the Legislature about some of your budget proposals. It
didn't provide scholarships. It was also said by some legislators that
you didn't work as closely with the budget director as you could.
A. Well, I didn't think those criticisms were ever justified. I have had
some communications with the budget department. I think my rela-
tionships with the legislative leadership are good. I find no break-
down in communication anywhere at the moment. I look with no
remorse on anything.
Q. Does Mr. Lauber need more time to devote to his surveys and
A. Well, Mr. Lauber has been totally released for this purpose and
I am dealing on budget matters directly with Mr. Slicher. Mr. Lauber
has the full time to devote to this purpose.
NEWS RELEASE ON ACTION TO MEET CRITICAL
PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH RIOTS
April 21, 1968
Governor Agnew announced today that President Johnson has ap-
proved his request for the establishment of a high-level team to effi-
ciently marshal all Federal, State, and local resources to assure a rapid
and orderly recovery from the riots in Baltimore. The team will be
composed of a representative of the President, the Governor, and