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Texas Politics Study Guide Ch. 6-9 (SM)

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How many members in the Texas house? the Texas senate?
150 - house
31-senate
What is the function of the local and consent calendar?
It is reserved for uncontroversial bills that are not expected to have major opposition
What is the yearly salary of a Texas representative?
Less than 7,500
How long does the Texas legislature meet?
140 days every two years
The typical Texas legislator is most likely to be a
white, affluent businessman
The agenda for special sessions in the Texas legislature are set by the
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In 2004 and 2005, three special sessions were called in the Texas legislature, to deal with
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What is the main difference between a bill and a resolution?
Unlike a bill, a resolution, if passed, lacks the force of a public law
A bill in the Texas legislature that would allow a county to establish a new community college would be classified as a
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If the legislature grants a particular corporation an exception from a state law, it is called
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Which of the following statements about simple resolutions is correct?
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Constituency services provided by Texas representatives may include all of the following except
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In Texas, who can write a bill?
anyone at all
In the Texas legislature, all bills dealing with state revenue must
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In the Texas legislature, the referral of a bill to a standing committee in the House and the Senate is the job of the
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In the Texas legislature, when a committee chair "pigeonholes" a bill, what happens?
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In Texas, why is a governor's post-adjournment veto so powerful?
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When the governor strikes out specific spending provisions in large appropriations bills, it is called
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In Texas, the governor's State of the State address is an example of the ______ power.
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Why is the comptroller of public accounts so important to the legislature?
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In the Texas House of Representatives, who has the power to allow members to speak in floor debates?
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Legislative districts in the Texas House and Senate are
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Who has responsibility for redistricting the Texas delegation to the U.S. Congress?
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The Legislative Redistricting Board has the authority to draw new districts if
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In Texas, what is the primary effect of a plural executive?
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The governor of Texas has
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As of 2005, how many women have served as governor of Texas?
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In Texas, if a sitting governor is unable to hold office due to impeachment and conviction, resignation, or death, who becomes governor?
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______ is the only Texas governor to be both impeached and convicted.
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What is the most important function of the Texas governor's staff?
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Which of the following is the best example of the Texas governor's military powers?
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The Texas governor has all of the following legislative powers except the power to
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When the Texas governor strikes out particular spending provisions in an appropriations bill, it is called
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What is the primary task of the Texas secretary of state?
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In Texas, which officer in the plural executive is not elected by voters?
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Which of the following about the lieutenant governor in Texas is incorrect?
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The chief lawyer for Texas is the
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The ______ is the oldest state agency in Texas.
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In Texas, what is the most important power of the state comptroller?
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Which office is charged with ensuring the accuracy of official weights and measures?
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In Texas, the plural executive is held accountable through all of the following except
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Setting local telephone and electric rates is the responsibility of the
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The Texas State Board of Education is responsible for all of the following except
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What is the purpose of the Sunset Advisory Commission in Texas?
It reviews state agencies every twelve years to see if they are still needed.