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State and Local Government

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(Local/State/National)
Who makes laws for Virginia
State
(Local/State/National)
Who executes laws of the nation
National
(Local/State/National)
City or County managers Hired by local Legislatures
Local
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Circuit Courts try civil and criminal cases.
Local
(Local/State/National)
Appoints Cabinet advisors, ambassadors, and federal Judges
National
(Local/State/National)
Power limited to that delegated by the state.
Local
(Local/State/National)
Can pardon state prisoners
State
(Local/State/National)
Administers federal bureaucracy
National
(Local/State/National)
Supreme Court has power of judicial review
National
(Local/State/National)
Makes rules for the Community
Local
(Local/State/National)
Approves Annual Budget
National/State/Local (all of them have budgets)
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Exercises power under the 10th Amendment
States
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Prepares budget for the General Assembly
State
(Local/State/National)
State Supreme Court has pwer of judicial review of state laws
States
Elected or Appointed by board of Supervisors or City Council
Local
The President is the the United States as the ________________ is to the State. What is he/she?
Governor (Head of the executive branch)
Congress is to the United States as the _______________ is to Virginia. What do they do?
General Assembly (makes laws)
Congress is to the United States as the __________________ is to Fairfax.
Board of Supervisors
The House of Representatives is to Congress as the Virginia ____________ is to the _________________.
Virginia House of Delegates is to the Virginia General Assembly.
Incorporated
to receive a state charter, officially recognizing the government of a locality
Infrastructure
a community's system of roads, bridges, water and sewers
Line-item Veto
to veto only a specific part of a bill
Magistrate Court
police courts generally located in larger towns. May handle traffic violations, civil cases involving small amounts of money.
City Charter
A document granting power to a local government.
Reserved Powers
powers that the Constitution does not give to the national government that are kept by the states
County Seat
a town where the county courthouse is located
Home Rule
allows cities to write their own charters, choose their own type of government, and manage their own affairs