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General Assembly
The legislative branch of Virginia.
Bicameral
Term meaning a two house legislature.
Delegates
The name of the House of the General Assembly.
Governor
The state executive of Virginia.
Four
The number of years a governor is elected.
Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General
The other two people elected to the states's executive branch that have four year terms.
Supreme
Highest court in Virginia.
Court of Appeals
The court below the Virginia Supreme Court.
Circuit
The third level court in the state court system that conducts jury trials.
District
The fourth level court in the state court system.
Small Claims and Juvenile and Domestic Relations
The courts that are within the District Court.
Federal
Form of government established by the Constitution in which the national government is supreme.
Reserved
The powers not given to the national government that are for the states.
Foreign
Primary responsibility of the national government is to conduct this type of policy.
Commerce
Primary responsibility of the national government is to regulate this.
Common Defense
Primary responsibility of the national government is to provide for this.
Health, Safety, Welfare
Primary responsibilities of the state government.
Tensions
This exists when federal mandates require state actions without adequate funding.
Introducing a Bill
The first step in the state lawmaking process.
Committees
The second step in the state lawmaking process requires the legislators work in these.
Debate
The third step in the state lawmaking process that is done on the floor of each house.
Vote
The fourth step in the state lawmaking process.
Governor
The bill is sent to this person in the fifth step of the state lawmaking process.
Problems and Issues
The reasons why elected officials in the General Assembly write laws and take action.
Individuals and Interest Groups
Those who can help shape legislation.
Education
This primary issue in the state legislative process means promoting an informed and engaged citizenry by setting minimum standards for local schools.
Public Health
This primary issue in the state legislative process means to promote and protect the health of its citizens like funding health benefits.
Environment
This primary issue in the state legislative process means to protect natural resources like improving water quality in the Chesapeake Bay.
Biennial
The type of budget approved by the General Assembly.
Governor
Ther person who prepares the budget for Virginia.
Revenue
This primary issue in the state legislative process is about raising money by levying and collecting taxes.
Constitution of Virginia
This gives the governor of Virginia the formal powers.
Roles of the Governor
Chief of State, Chief Legislator, Chief Administrator, Party Chief, Commander-in-Chief
Groups that help the Governor
Cabinet secretaries and departments, agencies, commissions, and regulatory boards
Things the groups help the Governor do
administer laws, enforce laws, regulate aspects of business and the economy, provide services