Chapter 24 The Office of Governor and State Agencies in Texas

  1. A role of governors in which they spend time and energy presenting an active agenda of legislation to the legislature and working to pass that aganda.
    Chief Legislator
  2. A role of governors that calls for them to aid their reelection efforts, raise money for the party, and create a favrable party image.
    Party Chief
  3. A givernor's duties to attend many functions and represent the state
    Ceremonial Duties
  4. A role of governors in which they coordinate activities with other state and federal officials.
    Intergovernmental Coordinator
  5. The postion held by the lieutenant governor, who performs the functions of the office of governor when a governor leaves a state.
    Acting Governor
  6. The removal of the governor (or another elected official) by a petition signed by the required number of registered voters, followed by an election in which a majority votes to remove the person from office.
    Recall of the Governor
  7. The legal ability of governors to succeed themselves in office and the length of thier term.
    Tenure Of Office
  8. The ability of a governor to appoint and remove important atate adinistrators.
    Appointive power
  9. A sysytem in which most of the major department heads in state government are chosen by the voters at the ballot box.
    Jacksonian statehouse Democracy
  10. Sysytem in which voters elect many statewide officeholders to serve as head of departments.
    Plural Executive Structure
  11. The ability of a governor to formulate a buget, present it to the legislature, and execute or control it.
    Budgetary Powers
  12. Texas state agency that is controlled by the leadership in the state legislature and writes the state budget.
    Legislative Budget Board (LBB)
  13. The formal powers, especially the veto authority and power to call special sessions, of the governor to force the legislature to enact his or her legislation.
    Legislative Powers od Governors
  14. A veto that allows the legislature to recall a bill to answer a governor's objections to it; Texas does no have a formal partial veto process.
    Partial Veto
  15. The ability of a governor to issue pardons, executive clemency, and parole for citizens convicted of a crime.
    Judicial Powers of Governors
  16. The governor's authority to use the National Guard in time of natural disaster or cicvil unrest.
    Militsry Powers of governors
  17. Chief counsel to the governor and state agencies; he attorney general has limited criminal jurisdiction
    Attorney General
  18. Chief Tax collector, revenue forecaster, and investor of state funds; the comptroller does not perform financial audits.
    Comptroller of Public Accounts
  19. Elected Official responsible for administration and oversight of state-owned lands and coastal lands extending 10.3 miles into the Gulf of Mexico.
    Land Commissioner
  20. State Agnecy, witrh a three-member elected board, that regulates some aspects of transportation and the oil and gas industry of the state.
    Texas Railroad Commission (RRC)
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