Virginia General Assembly
the bicameral (two house)legislative body in Virginia.
House of Delegates
one of the lawmaking bodies of the Virginia General Assembly. There are 100 delegates, serving 2 year terms.
one of the lawmaking bodies of Virginia General Assembly. There are 40 senators serving 4 year terms.
State of the Commonwealth Address
speech made by the Virginia governor. Highlights issues and policies that the governor would like the General Assembly to deal with.
laws at the local level (county, city or town)
head of the state executive branch
second in line to governor, president officer of state senate
to put into action
to control or to manage
to watch over
to nominate an individual for a job in government
every two years. (Virginia Governor prepares a biennal budget)
a plan of how money will be earned and spent