Sonny Perdue on Government Reform
Republican GA Governor
Make government more responsive, efficient, & value-driven
We spent the first six years of my administration, before this recession even began, making government more responsive, more efficient, more value-driven. And then came the biggest state revenue drop since the Great Depression.
It would be easy
to sit back and point fingers at Washington. But we must reject the course forward that promises the next generation little more than an expensive bill--crushing entitlements and unfunded mandates.
Source: Georgia 2010 State of the State Address
, Jan 13, 2010
Require voter ID to ensure purity of elections
Legislative Summary: A BILL relating to form of proper identification at polls, so as to change the forms of identification that are acceptable at the polls. It shall be the duty of the State Election Board to
obtain uniformity in their practices and proceedings and legality and purity in all primaries and elections. Each voter shall present proper identification to a poll worker prior to admission to the polling place.
Proper identification shall consist of any one of the following: A Georgia driver's license; a valid Georgia voter identification card; or a valid United States passport.
Passed Senate 32-22-0 on Jan. 24, vote #599; passed House 111-60-6 on Jan. 25, vote #564; signed by Gov. Perdue Jan. 26.
Source: Georgia legislative voting records: SB 84
, Jan 24, 2006
End partisan redistricting
Perdue will issue a challenge to the new General Assembly: draw a map that places the people of Georgia ahead of political parties and partisan politics. Remove political data from the redistricting process -
do not divide our citizens simply because they choose to vote Democrat or Republican in a given election; make the number one criteria in the process the preservation of communities and united counties.
Source: 2002 Gubernatorial campaign website, VoteSonny.com, “Issues”
, Oct 7, 2002
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