R.I. Governor: On Education, Voter ID Bill

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Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee delivers his budget address to a joint session of the general assembly Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at the Statehouse in Providence, R.I. i

Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee delivers his budget address to a joint session of the general assembly Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at the Statehouse in Providence, R.I. Stew Milne/AP hide caption

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Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee delivers his budget address to a joint session of the general assembly Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at the Statehouse in Providence, R.I.

Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee delivers his budget address to a joint session of the general assembly Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at the Statehouse in Providence, R.I.

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As the National Governors Association meets this weekend in Utah, host Michel Martin speaks with Lincoln Chafee. He was a Republican Senator, endorsed a Democrat for president, and now serves as Rhode Island's governor as an independent. They discuss the nation's budget and R.I.'s same-sex civil unions, among other issues.

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