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Executive Branch

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    Policy Information Websites

    • NGA Office of Federal Relations: NGA office responsible for ensuring Governors' input in the shaping of federal policy
      Highlights: Current policy information; advocacy focus
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    General Public Information Websites

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    Data Visualization

    • Gubernatorial Power Rating

      Data provided by Professor Thad Beyle at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    Recent Scholarship

    • What Determines a Governor's Popularity?: King, James D. and Cohen, Jeffrey E. (State Politics and Policy Quarterly), 2005
      Summary: Assesses the factors that influence gubernatorial popularity along national-state and economic-political dimensions
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