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Chapter 7: Succeeding as Policy Leaders
Succeeding as Policy Leaders
Constitutionally and politically, governors are central to policymaking in their states. They formulate the main policy agendas, they shape the budgets, and they manage the campaigns inside and outside the legislature to have their proposals enacted into law. Policymaking leadership is a job on which they spend much, if not most, of their time and much, if not most, of their energy, and it is the job that typically makes or breaks their administration. How well do they perform this gubernatorial job? How successful are they as policymaking leaders?
How Successful Are They
Up until now, I have made the claim that most governors succeed as policymaking leaders. But I have not yet provided solid support for that assertion. Here ...