Why is Maryland’s governor ranked at the top among the states in the Institutional Powers of Governors? Draw on the data in the tables listed above, the article by former President of the Maryland Senate, William James, and the discussion in the text on weak and strong governors. What are the checks on the powers of Maryland’s governor?
Do you feel it is a strength or a weakness in Maryland’s government to have a state executive with such institutional power? Why?
. . ?