National Governors' Group Ousts Shafroth

Ferris, Craig T.; Duff, Susanna
April 2003
Bond Buyer;4/21/2003, Vol. 344 Issue 31618, p5
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Frank Shafroth, the outspoken lobbyist and analyst for the National Governors' Association (NGA), who is known as “Dr. Doom, ” has been fired in an apparent dispute with the new Republican leadership of the group. Shafroth, who had been the NGA's director of state-federal relations, declined to discuss the details of his departure but did confirm later that he was leaving and that his last day was April 17, 2003. Shafroth's departure came seven weeks after a group of Republican governors publicly contended that the association's staff was dominated by liberals during a dispute over federal aid to states at the NGA's winter meeting.


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