In Texas, what is the primary effect of a plural executive?
It dilutes the power of the governor and fragments the executive branch.
the governor of texas has
few formal powers, so the office is one of the weakest chief executive in the united states
Who was the first Republican governor of Texas since Reconstruction and when was he or she elected?
In Texas, if a governor is unable to perform duties to his office or leaves office, ________ becomes or is the acting governor.
What is the most significant and far-reaching of the Texas governor's powers?
power to appoint boards and commissions
The Department of Public Safety is responsible for all of the following except:
animal and insect control
When the Texas governor strikes out particular spending provisions in an appropriations bill, it is called
line item veto
For a Texas governor, what is the benefit of a post-adjournment veto?
the legislature is prevented from overriding it
Why did the Texas constitution establish a plural executive?
there was suspicion of a strong chief executive
Almost one-half of the attorney general's employees are involved in what government task?
collecting child support payments
In Texas, what is the most important power of the state comptroller?
estimating tax revenues for the legislature
Authority over railroads throughout Texas was given to the ________ in 2005.
texas department of transportation
What is the purpose of the Sunset Advisory Commission in Texas?
it reviews state agencies every 12 years to see if they are still needed