Pol exam 1
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Pol exam 1
For much of the twentieth century, the basis for the Texas economy was _ ______.
Provisions that make up the Texas Constitution of 1836?
UNIVERSAL MALE CITIZENSHIP
The Texas Constitution of 1876 is_ ____.
Why are a high percentage of Texas legislators lawyers and business people?
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
What is the status of initiative and referendum in Texas?
TX HAS NEITHER THE INITIATIVE NOR THE
What the arguments are against adding the initiative process to the Texas
TEXANS PAY LITTLE ATTENTION TO THE ACTIONS OF ELECTED OFFICIALS
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
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
Which group is significantly underrepresented in the Texas legislature?
Drawing legislative district lines to diminish or enhance the power of one political party or of one
racial or ethnic group is known as_______.
How many special sessions may the governor call the legislature into during an interim?
AS MANY AS THEY WANT
What variables determine gubernatorial power? What variables do not?
% OF ELECTORAL VOTE
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
The Texas governor lacks what power?
LACKS ANY SIGNIFICANT INDEPENDENT REMOVAL POWER
What are the functions of the governor’s staff?
PREPARE A STATE BUDGET PROPOSAL THAT WILL BE ADOPTED BY LEGISLATURE
n terms of personal ideology, most Texas governors have been ______.
Why is the comptroller of public accounts considered a powerful state official and significant
BALANCED BI-ANNUAL BUDGET EACH REGULAR SESSION AND MUST USE THE COMPTROLLER ESTIMATE
The chief legal counsel for the State of Texas is the_______.
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
One of a governor’s strongest legislative tools is the ability to nullify legislative action by_______.