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Chapter 8 Quizzes
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As the president is the commander-in-chief of the US military, the Texas governor serves as commander-in-chief of the Texas military forces, except when
they are called into service of the United States.
To get legislation passed, the governor invites legislators to dinner at her office and offers to endorse legislators in their reelection bids in return for help passing bills favored by the governor. This is an example of
On the whole, the number of executive orders and proclamations has _______ over time.
Why are some governors better at legislative bargaining than others?
Legislative bargaining comes down to governor personality and strengths.
Governors are granted the formal power to recommend legislation, but they have to work well with members of the legislature to ensure passage of their agenda. This is often referred to as
Which governor served three terms and greatly expanded the power of the Texas governor's office?
During the first sixty days of each legislative session, lawmakers are barred from passing legislation. The constitution allows the governor to declare _______ and have it be prioritized in the first sixty days.
an "emergency" item
The governor has vetoed a bill, but the legislature would still like to see this bill become law. How can they accomplish this?
They can override the veto with a two-thirds vote in both chambers.
The governor is frustrated with the state legislature and sends out a series of tweets criticizing the Texas House. The governor has just
During the covid-19 pandemic, Governor Abbott issued _______ which required certain businesses to close.
an executive order
In order for the governor to issue a pardon he or she needs the support of the
Texas Prisons Board.
The governor wants input from citizens on a particular topic. He or she might assemble a group of citizens to study the topic and report back. This is called a
citizen advisory group.
Suppose the governor believes an urgent matter requires the legislature's immediate attention, but the legislature is not scheduled to be in session for another year. What can the governor do?
Call a special session
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Governor Abbott issued _______ declaring the Coastal Bend a disaster area. This allowed emergency responders to begin work.
The governor does not get along with a particular lawmaker and regularly vetoes her bills and campaigns against her. This is referred to as
Governors often veto to bring state policy in line with their
When Governor Abbott suspended more than 200 laws or regulations (from vehicle registration to hotel and motel occupancy taxes) for victims of Hurricane Harvey for 14 days following the storm, he did so using
Governor Perry was in office for more than a decade, and Governor Abbott has announced he plans to stand for a third term. Longer time in office _______ the power of the governor.
Governors have the ability to suggest legislation to the legislature. This is referred to as the governor's power to
On paper the governor in Texas is considered
The governor's staff communicates with members of the legislature when it is session in order to get legislation passed. This is known as
working the floor.
The governor is asked to sign a bill. He likes the bill, but there is one provision he does not like; so he signs the bill, except for the part he does not like. He has just used the _______ veto.
Some states specify someone can only be elected governor twice. These requirements are
The sequential passing of authority from one person to another if the previous person is unable to serve is referred to as
Someone was sentenced to 20 years in prison. The governor reduces her sentence to 10 years. The governor has just issued _______.
A veto that allows the governor to reject a specific provision in a bill without rejecting the whole bill is called a
The legal process in which the legislative branch has the authority to indict and remove a public official is called
The governor has the power, with the support of the majority of the Texas Prisons Board, to set aside convictions of those in Texas prisons. This is the _______ power.
Legally binding orders from the governor that are used to direct government, especially state agencies, in the execution of law are called
Gubernatorial orders that are used to make factual determinations to trigger other available powers are
Actions governors might take that are not formally written but are exercised through the activities of the governor are called
An informal power of the governor to use his or her public platform to set the state's political and policy agenda is called
An address that is not constitutionally required but is conventionally delivered at the beginning of a new gubernatorial term known as
the inaugural speech.
The governor is constitutionally required to give the legislature an update on the state. Often, governors also set their policy agenda in this speech. The speech is called
the State of the State Address.
The governor's implementation of the budget when the legislature is not in session called
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