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Texas State Government: Governors

by: Chandon Lim

Texas State Government: Governors POLS 2312-006

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First week of notes after the first test, centered around the Governorship and their powers.
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Daniel D Sledge
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Chandon Lim on Thursday February 18, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to POLS 2312-006 at University of Texas at Arlington taught by Daniel D Sledge in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 8 views.


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Date Created: 02/18/16
Governors  Powers of the President o Congress can declare war o The President is the Commander in Chief of the Navy and Army o The President chooses ambassadors and other jobs for public ministry o Can give pardons to crimes o They also appoint federal judges  The Legislative Powers given to the President o Influential figure in the agenda of Congress o Has the power to Veto  The Plural Executive consist of directors such as o State Board of Education o Commissioner of Agriculture o Attorney General o Comptroller of Public Accounts o Commissioner of the General Land Office  Fragmentation and Limitation o Other elected officials often have their own bases of political support o Most of the governors powers is informal and usually dependent on how well they can persuade people  The Lt. Governor o President of the Senate o Creates senate committees and directs certain legislation to certain committees o Also a joint Chairman of Legislation Budget Board  Power to appoint Major Offices o Head of the Texas National Guard, Adjutant General o The Record keeper of election official, Secretary of State o Coordinator of federal-state programs, Director of Housing and Community Affairs o Can be described as the States lobbyist in Washington D.C, Director of the Office of State-Federal Relations o Commissioners of Education, Insurance and Health and Human Services  Appointment Powers o The governor can appoint many minor independent agencies as well as boards and commissions o Often they only need 2/3rds support of the State Senate to remove the people they appoint  Judicial Power o Almost all Judges in Texas are elected rds o The governor can appoint positions to empty ones with 2support of the Senate o The Governor can only give clemency with a recommendation from the Texas Board of Pardons o Can only give a 30 day reprieve in death penalty


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