Centers Of Power

Young, Neely
January 2004
Georgia Trend;Jan2004, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p122
Governor of Georgia Sonny Perdue is occupying the weakest position the Governor's office has had in the history of modern state politics. Last year he lost control of his constitutional officers and his Senate majority leader, and he has no control over the U.S. Democratic House of Representatives. The biggest sea change came when Governor Perdue lost his lawsuit against Attorney General Thurbert Baker over the U.S. congressional reapportionment. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Governor could not tell the attorney general what to do on any subject. The attorney general is independent of the governor, courts ruled.


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