The Governor’s Role in Legislation

Ted Strickland(Photo: WOSU)

Ted Strickland – Ohio Governor – answers the question: What is the governor’s role is the legislative process?

The governor heads the executive branch in each state and may have considerable control over government budgeting, the power of appointment of many officials (including many judges), and a considerable role in legislation. The governor may also have additional roles, such as that of commander-in-chief of the state’s National Guard (when not federalized), and in many states and territories the governor has partial or absolute power to commute or pardon a criminal sentence

(Recorded April 8, 2008. Interviewed by WOSU News’ Mandie Trimble)