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The Dimensions of Gubernatorial Power: 

The Dimensions of Gubernatorial Power Tyler Arnot Jordan Bell Kristina Connolly Andrea Tacconi

Michigan’s Gubernatorial Power: 

Michigan’s Gubernatorial Power Governor: Jennifer Granholm Lt. Governor: John Cherry Jr. Institutional Powers: (3.6/3.5) 4 year term, only 2 terms permitted Full responsibility of Budget, Legislature has unlimited power to change executive Budget Item Veto with majority of legislature vote to override Simple minority in both Houses Governor appoints, Legislature approves in six functional areas Personal Powers: (4.5/3.8) Electoral Mandate: Narrow majority of 3 - 5 points Ambition Ladder: Steady Progression Future: Early in term, can run again Job Performance: Over 60% positive approval rating

Wisconsin’s Gubernatorial Power: 

Wisconsin’s Gubernatorial Power Governor: Jim Doyle Lt. Governor: Barbara Lawton Institutional Powers: (3.3/3.5) 4 year term, no restraint on reelection Full responsibility of budget, Legislature has unlimited power to change executive budget Item veto and majority of legislature vote to override Simple Minority in both houses Governor appoints, Legislature approves in six functional areas Personal Powers: (4.5/3.8) - Electoral mandate: narrow majority of 3-5 points Ambition ladder: steady progression Future: early in term, can run again Job performance: over 60% positive job approval rating

Minnesota’s Gubernatorial Power: 

Minnesota’s Gubernatorial Power Governor: Tim Pawlenty Lt. Governor: Carol Molnau Institutional Powers: (3.8/3.5) 4 year term, no restraint on reelection Full responsibility of Budget, Legislature has unlimited power to change executive Budget Item Veto with majority of legislature vote to override Split control in the legislature [House (R) Senate (DFL)] Governor approves and shares appointment in six functional areas Personal Powers: (4.0/3.8) Electoral Mandate: 6-10 points Ambition Ladder: Legislative Leader/Member of Congress Future: Early in term, can run again Job Performance: 50-59% positive approval rating

Iowa’s Gubernatorial Power: 

Iowa’s Gubernatorial Power Governor: Tom Vilsack Lt. Governor: Sally Pederson Institutional Powers: (3.7/3.5) 4 year term, no restraint on reelection Full responsibility of budget, Legislature has unlimited power to change executive budget Item veto and a special majority vote of legislature to override Split control in legislature [Senate (R) House (R)] Someone else points, governor approves or shares appointment Personal Powers: (4.5/3.8) Electoral Mandate: comfortable majority of 6 to 10 points Ambition Ladder: steady progression Future: early in term, can run again Job Performance: 50 to 59% positive approval rating

Power as Governor: Tom Vilsack – Iowa (D): 

Power as Governor: Tom Vilsack – Iowa (D)

Priorities: 

Priorities Economy Education Health Safe Communities Environment Political Success Ambition Bills Enacted Popularity

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