Fifteen member elected board that sets some education

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– Fifteen-member elected board that sets some education policy for the state and has limited authority to oversee the Texas Education Agency and local school districtsState Prosecuting Attorney - Appointed state official that assists county and district attorney who are representing the state of Texas in a courts of appealsState Representative– Member of the Texas House of Representatives that must at least 21 years old, United States Citizen, a resident of Texas for at least two years, and a resident of the district for at least one yearState Senator– Member of the Texas Senate that must be at least 26 years old, United States Citizen, a resident of Texas for at least five years, and a resident for at least one yearStatutory Constitution– Constitution that contains many provisions that deal with specific policy issuesStatutory County Courts-At-Law– Trial court in 84 of the most populated counties that has criminal jurisdiction in Class A and Class B misdemeanors cases and has civil jurisdiction in cases with amounts under $100,000Stimulus– An aspect of fiscal policy in which the government creates more spending in the economy by reducing taxes or increasing its spendingStratocracy– System of government in which the military possesses absolute authority over the governmentStraw Vote– Unofficial vote that is used to either to predict the outcome of an official vote or to gauge the relative
strength of candidates for office in a future electionStrong Mayor-CouncilForm of Government– Form of city government in which the city council is the legislative body and the mayor has veto power, appoints department heads, prepares the city’s budget, and has no term limitsSubcommittee– Specialized unit of the standing committeeSubpoena– Writ ordering a person to appear in courtSubstantive Committee– Legislative Committee with power to propose and write legislation on a particular subject areaSullivan Rule– Rule used by the courts that states public figures must prove actual malice to sue for libelSuperpower – Nation that is powerful economically and militarily that can act influentially over most of the worldSymbolic Speech– Type of expression protected by the First Amendment that is nonverbal expression reflecting a person’s beliefsSyndicalism– Form of socialism that seeks to combine public ownership of the means of production and distribution, usually through labor unions, with the elimination of the national governmentTax Abatement– Exemption from property taxes granted for a specific period to certain businesses, usually to encouragethem to move to or expand their operations in a city or countyTennessee Valley Authority– United States Government Corporation that operates a Tennessee River control system andgenerates power for a seven-state region and for the United States aeronautics and space programsTerrorism – Pursuit of a political aim by means of violence and intimidationTexas Aerospace Commission

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