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  1. For much of the twentieth century, the basis for the Texas economy was _ ______.
    PETROLEUM
  2. Provisions that make up the Texas Constitution of 1836?
    UNIVERSAL MALE CITIZENSHIP
  3. The Texas Constitution of 1876 is_ ____.
    STATUTORY
  4. Why are a high percentage of Texas legislators lawyers and business people?
    WEALTHIER
  5. Make sure you know the steps that explain how proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution appear on the ballot?
    THE BALLOT LANGUAGE OF A PROPOSED AMMEND IS OFTEN INCOMPREHENSIBLE
  6. What is the status of initiative and referendum in Texas?
    TX HAS NEITHER THE INITIATIVE NOR THE
  7. What the arguments are against adding the initiative process to the Texas
    Constitution?
    TEXANS PAY LITTLE ATTENTION TO THE ACTIONS OF ELECTED OFFICIALS
  8. According to your textbook, be able to identify what is NOT a feature of the Texas legislature?
    WHEN TX LEGISLATURE STARTS EVERY ODD YEAR, 140 DAYS
  9. According to your textbook, be able to identify statements that accurately describe the Texas legislative membership?
    QUALIFICATIONS ON BEING A HOUSE MEMBER, BEING A SENATOR
  10. Which group is significantly underrepresented in the Texas legislature?
    WOMEN
  11. Drawing legislative district lines to diminish or enhance the power of one political party or of one
    racial or ethnic group is known as_______.
    GERYMANDERING
  12. How many special sessions may the governor call the legislature into during an interim?
    AS MANY AS THEY WANT
  13. What variables determine gubernatorial power? What variables do not?
    % OF ELECTORAL VOTE
  14. How do the constitutional executive powers of the governor of Texas compare with the constitutional
    executive powers of other state governors?
    HE’S WEAKER THAN OTHER GOVERNORS
  15. The Texas governor lacks what power?
    LACKS ANY SIGNIFICANT INDEPENDENT REMOVAL POWER
  16. What are the functions of the governor’s staff?
    PREPARE A STATE BUDGET PROPOSAL THAT WILL BE ADOPTED BY LEGISLATURE
  17. n terms of personal ideology, most Texas governors have been ______.
    CONSERVATIVE
  18. Why is the comptroller of public accounts considered a powerful state official and significant
    legislative player?
    BALANCED BI-ANNUAL BUDGET EACH REGULAR SESSION AND MUST USE THE COMPTROLLER ESTIMATE
  19. The chief legal counsel for the State of Texas is the_______.
    ATTORNEY GENERAL
  20. According to the executive order issued by Rick Perry, under what authority was the HPV
    vaccination order issued?
    BY THE VIRTUE OF THE GOVR POWER AS CHIEF LEGISLATOR
  21. One of a governor’s strongest legislative tools is the ability to nullify legislative action by_______.
    VETO

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