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Karla G Davila Mr. Navarro Local Government April 3, 2019 Chapter 8 Assignment 1. During Reconstruction, the governor was very powerful, and many regarded state government as oppressive and corrupt. When a new constitution was drafted at the end of the Reconstruction era, Texans did their best to ensure that no state official had extensive power. The Texas Constitution of 1876 placed strict limits on the governor’s ability to control the people appointed to office and almost eliminated the possibility that appointees to office could be removed. However, governors who are successful in pushing their programs through the legislature and seeing them implemented by the bureaucracy are able to use the limited formal powers available to them, exercise their personal political power, exploit the prestige of the office of governor, and marshal various special interests to their cause. 2. Message power, any communication between the governor and the legislature and lobbying by governors. Veto power, Governors of Texas can sign of veto legislation (post
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