Essay 5 - 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

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Although the national/state final budget is invariably a negotiated document between the legislative and executive branches of government, the initial national and Texas state budget depart from very different points. At the national level, the OMB is an agency that helps the president prepare his budget. Afterward, the president’s budget is the point of departure for the congressional debate over the budget. Similarly, the governor of Texas also sends a budget to the Texas legislature. However, the legislature generally ignores the governor’s budget. Instead the legislature uses a budget developed by the LBB, an agency that works not for the governor but for the legislature. Once debate is over and Congress has passed appropriations bills, the president
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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.

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