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Unformatted text preview: • There has been in increase of Latino members in the Texas legislature Last 3 Texas Governor • Anne Richards • George Bush • Rick Perry Texas governor and the plural executive • Divided power: independently elected, appointed officials, and more than 100 executive boards and commissions. Governor Jim Ferguson • 1917 Ferguson vetoed UT appropriations • Old allegation of misusing public money: he was impeached and convicted, Barred from holding office again. • 1924 successfully ran wife for governor: “Two governor for the price of one” Texas governor as a Policymaker • Public opinion leader • Relationship with legislators: use of outside groups • The plural executive Texas governor and Veto power • Veto power • 2/3 for an override • Lined item veto • Rick Perry and the “father’s day massacre” vetoed 78 bills Exam 2 • Do Practice questions. • Know about Shifting demographics and Texas politics...
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- Spring '07
- Government, Texas Legislature, Texas Governor, Governor Jim Ferguson