Candidates for governor and lieutenant governor can run on a ticket together, according to a bill approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The panel approved the resolution by 9-6 vote this week.
The measure requires a two-thirds majority to pass the Senate, then must pass the house without changes.
The bill leaves it up to the governor to assign the Lt. Governor’s duties.
Another option, proposed by Senator Larry Martin was to eliminate the office of Lt. Governor altogether.