The Legislature Article has undergone significant changes through the years, and the principal effect of these changes, especially during the nineteenth century and first part of the twentieth century, was to limit the powers of the General Assembly. First, the power of selecting various officials, such as the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General, was originally vested in the General Assembly. However, beginning in the 1851 Constitution and continuing through the years, this power was transferred to the electorate. Meanwhile, the power of selecting...
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