1337: Ch 8 Wrap it Up - The Texas Executive
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In the event that the governor is removed or vacates office, who then becomes governor for the remainder of the elected term?
The lieutenant governor becomes governor for the remainder of the elected term
The most natural allies for an agency are its __________________________ , which are those that are directly affected by agency programs.
constituent or clientele interest groups
It can be said that the governor possesses _______ appointive power to boards and commissions, and __________ powers of removal.
Which of the following statements BEST describes the power of the Texas governor?
A long-serving governor with the support of powerful interest groups can wield a dominant influence and implementation of public policy
The state has attempted to streamline bureaucracy by implementing privatization which is the
hiring of private contractors to perform government services and functions
_______________ laws require that meetings of government bodies at all levels of government be open to the general public except when personnel, land acquisition, or litigation matters are being discussed.
Senatorial courtesy allows a senator to
reject the governor's appointment of a political enemy from the senator's district
One of the most important state regulatory boards in the United States is the _______________________ which was established in 1891 and is a constitutionally authorized elective board whose three members serve for overlapping six-year terms.
Texas Railroad Commission
If the state of Texas suffered a natural disaster, the governor may act as the "voice of the people" by requesting federal aid. In this case, the governor would be acting as
chief of state
One of the governor's most powerful formal legislative tools is _______________, a power which allows the governor to stop a bill from becoming law.
________________ power allows the governor to focus the attention of the press, legislators, and citizens on legislative proposals that he or she considers important.
Which of the following statements regarding the governor's salary is TRUE?
The governor's salary is considerably higher than the salaries paid to legislators
If the state of Texas should create an agency to regulate grocery stores and the agency eventually became controlled by the grocery store industry, it would be an example of agency
Texas governors serve a
four-year term, with no limit on the number of terms he or she may serve
Based on past elections, a person with which of the following characteristics would have an edge in a Texas gubernatorial election?
an Anglo male
A government employee who expose corruption within the government is known as a(n)
More than one-half of the governors who have served since 1900 have been
Which informal legislative power can be used by the governor as a tool of persuasion to influence bureaucrats and help the governor shape legislation while it is still in the legislature?
the threat of veto
Because their job is to provide a liaison between the office of the governor and the legislature, which individuals serve as the governor's lobbyists?
Which of the following statements about special sessions is TRUE?
The governor may call as many special sessions as he or she wants
Governors appoint __________________ commissions consisting of influential citizens, politicians, and members of concerned special interest groups to help measure public reaction to proposals or to delay consideration of issues that may be politically uncomfortable.
Some reformers advocate a Texas administration patterned after ____________________ where the chief executive has the power to appoint and remove top administrators.
the cabinet system of the federal government
Impeachment is the legislative equivalent of which of the following?
The Texas Constitution outlines four important elective executive offices that are legally independent of the governor and are therefore responsible to the people rather than the governor. Which of the following executive officers is one of these offices?
Which of the following usually has budget power that is more influential than the governor's?
the Legislative Budget Board