Why is californias executive branch called a plural

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Why is California’s executive branch called a plural executive?
How does the plural executive complicate the political structure in California? 
What are the roles of the following members of executive branch?
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Dr. Ellen ShiauState ControllerFiscal officer of the state or “chief accountant”Oversees the state’s money and collection of taxesSits on many important boards and commissions Responsible for unclaimed property records, state payroll and personnel systems Conducts audits of finances Board of EqualizationIs the Only elected tax board in the nation, which oversees:Sales taxesProperty taxesOther taxes, such as fuel taxes, environmental fees, cigarette taxes etc.Does not oversee income taxes, which are administered by the Franchise Tax BoardState TreasurerManage state’s money after collected and before spent, or “chief investment officer”Some feel responsibilities should be merged with State Controller Insurance Commissioner Regulates California insurance industry, which has more than 300,000 agents and brokersRegulation concerns include implementation of President Obama’s Affordable Care ActSuperintendent of Public InstructionHead of K-12 education at the state levelNon-partisan officeResponsibilities:Education standards (curriculum requirements and testing) Education budgetEducation data

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