THE US Midterms are about to kick off, and with a number of President Trump’s strongholds predicted to elect Democrat governors, the race is promising to be an interesting one. But what power do governors really wield in the states, and which are the key races to watch? What are Governors’ powers and responsibilities? Every US state has a governor, but only 36 of 50 will be elected during the November 6 midterm elections, with the remaining 14 having their own election system. The role of a governor is to make policy recommendations that lawmakers in the House of Representatives and Senate chambers then sponsor and introduce as bills. As the head of a state’s executive branch, governors also appoint members of boards and commissions who oversee the state’s agencies and departments. The elected person also serves as commander-in-chief of their state’s military forces, grant reprieves, commutations of punishment and pardons. But perhaps the biggest reason governors are important is they hold far more power in their day-to-day than congressman. They are less constrained by their party’s stance, more beholden to their state voters, and therefore more likely to be outspoken. As in the case of Barack Obama, you are… Read full this story
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