CA Government and legislative process

CA Government and legislative process - Leadership:...

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Executive Branch—plural executive and statewide offices . Governor 2 four year terms Lt Governor Serves as governor if s/he dies Attorney General Chief legal prosecutor for the state Secretary of State Oversees elections Treasurer Controller Superintendent of Public Instruction Insurance Commissioner
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Powers of the Governor Appointment Staff and Department heads SC and Appellate judges, court vacancies Veto Including line-item veto Proposes legislation and budget Grant parole, pardon, and commutation of sentences
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Removal By impeachment or by recall
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Legislature Assembly 80 members, 2 year terms 48 Dem 32 Rep Leadership: Speaker of the Assembly, Fabian Nunez Senate 40 members, 4 year terms, staggered elections 25 Dem 15 Rep
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Unformatted text preview: Leadership: President Pro Tem, Don Perata Professionalization and backlash • 1966 Legislature becomes full-time, highest pay, more staff—model of professionalism • 1990 Term limits introduced Districts • since Reynolds v Simms (1964), all districts must have roughly equal population Senate and Assembly Districts Locally--Assembly • 19 District—Gene Mullin (D) contd • 12 District—Leland Yee Local Senate Representation • 8 th Senate District—Jackie Speier • 3 rd District—Carole Migden How a bill becomes a law If bill requires an appropriation, needs 2/3 of both houses CA Congressional delegation • 53 Representatives to the House • Locally: Nancy Pelosi and Tom Lantos • 2 US Senators • Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer...
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2010 for the course PLSC 301 taught by Professor Diamond during the Spring '10 term at Skyline College.

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