Final Notes - Monday, July 21, 2008 Friday, July 25, 2008...

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Monday, July 21, 2008 Friday, July 25, 2008 11:48 AM Legislatures o Purpose  to make laws To oversee government agencies To approve opponents from the executive branch To impeach government officials They only impeach for high crimes and misdemeanors o  Women in the Legislature Jeannette Rankin  (1916) -- from Montana The year of the woman 1992 Clarence Thomas is nominated for the Supreme Court (he's black) Former employee charges him with sexual-harassment Anita Hill (plaintiff) is the only woman in the room Women around the country to watch the hearing and see that  she's the only woman The hearing stirs up outrage in women and they go out and vote  to put women in office ** the main obstacle to getting women officers to get women to run o Steppingstones congressional office The Senate United States Governor House of Representatives  the house State legislature
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Tuesday, July 22, 2008 Friday, July 25, 2008 11:48 AM Georgia Speaker of the House o Currently  Glenn Richardson He doesn't get along with the governor Parties choose speakers In Georgia we have a speaker pro tempore Speaker pro tem is  Mark Burkhalter The majority leader is  Jerry Keen o Up until 1966 the Georgia governor chose to Speaker of the House o This meant that the executive branch was dominant o However, when Lester Maddox ran for governor state legislature made him the  governor  Earmarking  - the process of writing specifically in the budget what the money is to be  used for strategic politician  waits for an open seat in the legislature before he gives up his job  and runs Committee assignments  -- they make or break a congressman's first year because  they determine whether or not he will be able to serve his constituency and get reelected o Motivations for Choosing Committees Serve my constituents Serve my interests/I'm interested in it Power Powerful committees are: Committees that deal with money, taxation, rules, armed  services, trade, and foreign relations  in Georgia Lt. Gov. makes appointments in the Senate and the Speaker  of the House makes appointment in the house Committees that are only seen in states The committee on higher education Insurance committee
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Retirement committee Temperance committee   "Hawks"  -  a tool used by Georgia Speaker of the House Glenn  Richardson that allows him to send representatives into any committee meeting  and vote his way "Congressional norms"  - political scientist called them folkways of the Senate o General norms Remain a loyal partisan
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