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Unformatted text preview: must either reject or accept the bill in its entirety. However the Texas governor is allowed to use the line-item veto, which enables him to veto sections or items of an appropriations bill while signing the rest of the bill into law. Despite the governor’s line item veto, the president is more influential in budget policymaking as the budget debate in the Congress at least begins with the president’s budgetary priorities. However, the governor of Texas has no such advantage and begins the budget debate on the defensive. Theoretically, the governor has no power to propose budget proposals but can only reject them, thus making him less influential than the president in budget policymaking....
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course GOVT 2302 taught by Professor Staff during the Summer '08 term at HCCS.
- Summer '08