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Monday, February 8, 2010 - 11:29am

Perdue Proposes a 'More Modern' Style of Government

Governor Perdue today defended his proposal to have future governors appoint the labor, agriculture and insurance commissioners as well as the state school superintendent.

Governor Perdue says that having the state's chief executive appoint the four constitutional offices would bring Georgia in line with other sates and create a better form of government.

Perdue says he wants to put the issue before voters.

"And if they choose not to do that, my conscience is clear that I have tried to offer a more modern cabinet style of government."

The proposal would need a two thirds majority to make it on the ballot.

The idea has opponents in both parties.

They say it would consolidate too much power with the Governor.

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