Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-08-2018, 11:37 AM   #21
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
happy2bretired's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 1,541
Governors also attend conferences together so that they can bring back new ideas to their states. There’s always something new happening.
happy2bretired is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-08-2018, 11:59 AM   #22
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Katsmeow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: DFW Area (Tx)
Posts: 4,691
The biggest reasons to care about governors in other states are threefold to me:

1. Redistricting - States do redistricting. In most states the governor has a big influence on that. Even if the legislature is of the other party the governor can veto. There are states that now have commissions to do this but in general redistricting is at the state level and is hugely important as it makes a big difference in who controls Congress which affects us all.

2. Voting Rights - See above. Governor usually has a big influence on what the legislature does with regard to voting. Not just who gets to vote, but how and when. Think about things like voting hours, locations, etc. Again makes a difference in who controls Congress.

3. What happens in one state can affect the rest of us. If State A is badly run and needs a lot of federal help/money that can affect the rest of us in many ways. Also people may want to move out the state. And, if I was thinking of moving it sure might make a difference in where I chose to move.
Katsmeow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2018, 02:00 PM   #23
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Chuckanut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: West of the Mississippi
Posts: 12,256
Quote:
Originally Posted by Red Badger View Post
FWIW - a governor is also commander in chief of the national guard. Based on professional affiliation many years ago, that's a sh!t ton of horsepower and firepower.
Some states also have a State Guard. Unlike the National Guard they operate and are only subject to the authority of the state that has organized them.
__________________
The worst decisions are usually made in times of anger and impatience.
Chuckanut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2018, 08:50 PM   #24
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lawn chair in Texas
Posts: 14,183
Gerrymandering...
__________________
Have Funds, Will Retire

...not doing anything of true substance...
HFWR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2018, 08:11 AM   #25
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Western NC
Posts: 2,634
Depends on the state.

Here in the South, traditionally the state legislature has reserved nearly all political power for itself.

Leading one pundit to quip that a Southern governor has all the political power of a "school crossing guard."
ncbill is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Even the Fed governors are irrational at times... MooreBonds FIRE and Money 1 02-22-2014 07:38 PM
Net impact of living in no-state-tax state ? Delawaredave5 FIRE and Money 46 01-06-2013 08:01 PM
State residency for Armed Forces personnels for in-state college tuition. Sam Other topics 9 07-30-2007 05:06 PM
Why does health insurance vary state to state teejayevans Health and Early Retirement 130 04-22-2007 09:21 AM
I'm 51 y.o., female, state employee with 30 yrs state service 82577 Hi, I am... 4 03-26-2007 05:21 PM

» Quick Links

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:52 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.