The office of lieutenant governor in Illinois may be on the ropes, but the person who holds the office in neighboring Indiana stays busy.
In fact, Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman has more duties than any other lieutenant governor nationwide, according to Julia Hurst, executive director of the National Lieutenant Governors Association, an affiliate of The Council of State Governments.
A controversial primary election, and subsequent withdrawal of the Democratic nominee, in Illinois has left the embattled position of lieutenant governor with somewhat of an endangered status. Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan introduced a constitutional amendment to dissolve the position.
Hurst said the trend, starting in the last decade, has been to expand the responsibilities of the lieutenant governor.
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