Governors laugh about border dispute

By: A.P. Report
By: A.P. Report

February 25, 2008

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen says a
dispute over the location of the state border with Georgia has been
the subject of a few laughs between him and Governor Perdue. But
there has been little substantive discussion between them at a
National Governors Association meeting in Washington.

Bredesen, a Democrat, said today that his warm relationship with
Republican Perdue persists despite a resolution passed by the
Georgia lawmakers that seeks to revisit the state line between the
two states. Tennessee lawmakers released the text of a resolution
today that would formally reject any participation in a border line
commission.

Short of a legal challenge, both states and Congress would have
to agree on any border change.

Bredesen says they are not going to change the border of
Tennessee, and he believes "most sensible Georgians realize that
as well."

Bredesen said his dealings with Perdue have remained pleasant.
He said they have acknowledged that the issue exists, but did not
have any detailed discussions about it.

Copyright 2008 Associated Press. All rights reserved.


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