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310_Note_Pages_Lecture_4_Governor_F06 - Governors Power...

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and the question is… What is the purpose and power of governors? Their status of inferiority to the president and lieutenant governors? Their power versus the power of other states’ governors?
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The Texas Governor and the Executive Branch GOV 310 Keith Lecture 4
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The Texas Governor I. American and Texas Governorships II. The Office of Governor III. Powers of the Texas Governor IV. Characteristics of Texas Governors V. Policy and Political Leadership
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I. American and Texas Governorships Royal Governors Governador de Tejas, 1691 (Spain) President of the Republic of Texas
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II. The Office of Governor Qualifications Terms of Office Party Tickets? Tenure Salary
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III. Powers of the Texas Governor Desire to limit power of Governors Gradual increase in gubernatorial powers
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Strong Aspects of Texas
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Unformatted text preview: Governors Power 4-year term (new) No limit on reelection Call special elections Fill vacancies Call special legislative sessions Set agenda of special sessions Veto bills Line-item veto Weak Aspects of Texas Governors Power Weak party system Judges elected Does not appoint most heads of agencies Appoints only some of the states board members No cabinet Does not write agencies budgets Texas Governors Powers? 50 th ! http://texaspolitics.laits.utexas.edu/html/exe Texas Governors Powers? Political Power IV. Characteristics of Texas Governors A. Race and Ethnicity B. Gender and Age C. Religion D. Occupation E. Party F. Penultimate Office G. Presidential Aspirations V. Policy and Political Leadership Legislative Leadership Ideology Public Opinion...
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