posi Municipal corporation

posi Municipal corporation - MunicipalcorporationAcity

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Municipal corporation- A city Home rule- The right and authority of a local government to govern itself, rather than to  have the state govern it.  Texas has the largest number of counties of any state: 254 Texas Association of Counties- Professional association and lobbying arm for county  governments.  (county gov’t lobbyists) Commissioners court-The legislative body of a county in Texas. 4 county commissioners- Elected officials who serve on the county legislative body, the  commissioners court. Serve 4 year, staggered terms. Every two years at general  election two commissioners are elected. They are responsible for building and  maintaining county roads in precinct.  County judge- Elected official who is the chief administrative officer of county  government, serves on the commissioner court, and may also have some judicial  functions.  (criminal)  district  attorney- Elected official who prosecutes criminal cases/ county attorney- Elected official who prosecutes criminal cases Sheriff- Elected official who serves as the chief law enforcement officer in a county.  County clerk – Elected official who serves as the clerk for the commissioner’s counrt  and for county records.  clerk ( District  court record keeper) – Elected official who is responsible for keeping the 
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2012 for the course POSI 1310 taught by Professor Arnold during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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