A little over a year ago President Clinton's election elicited high hopes among many city officials and state legislators that, at long last, an administration was coming to power with a sense of urgency about addressing city problems.

In his campaign, Clinton talked about sweeping change in education, health care, crime, public infrastructure, and welfare. Coming from a Democrat and a longtime state governor, the pledges were taken seriously by voters who faulted Republican leaders in the White House for neglecting domestic policies or even savaging the poor.

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