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TX Government Test Review 4/6
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The Texas Governor makes over $150,000
True ($153,750 + Living Accommodations)
Where does impeachment for the Texas Governor begin?
If the TX governor is impeached, where does the case go?
Which governor husband and wife duo ran on the campaign slogan "Two Governors for the price of one"
Pa and Ma Ferguson
Attorney General Duties
Chief Council for state
Comp Troller Duties
State Tax Collector
Land Commissioner Duties
State Property, Oil, Gas, and Minerals
Agriculture Commissioner Duties
Promotes Ag within the state
Lieutenant Governor Duties
Over the Senate
Does TX governor have veto power?
How many terms can the Tx governor serve?
How long is the governor's term?
Reduces the death sentence to life in prison
Governor appoints and Senate approves with a 2/3 vote
(Idk what but thats what she said so just trust)
Texas Governor has weak constitutional powers
Legislator meets every odd year for 140 days
Only governor sets the agenda for special sessions
How long do special sessions last up to?
How many Texas Senators are there?
How many TX House members are there?
Strongest power of the Governor is veto power
Both the direct appeal and the State Habeas Corpus are heard in front of
Texas Court of Appeals
It is rare to hear a death penalty appeal in the state of texas
Lieutenant governor has very strong powers in the state
Texas prisons are controlled by ----
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Most trials begin in -----
State District Courts
Texas Speaker of the House is chosen by
Which two minority groups have large populations in Texas but severe under representation in the State Government?
Hispanics and African Americans
Legislators work other jobs ontop of their position in the government
The current Texas Governor
Texas legislator is far less diverse then Texas as a whole
Requirement for running for House and Senate?
You must be a resident of Texas
Why are 3/4 of inmates in Texas County Jails having been arrested but NOT convicted?
They do not have the money required for bail
Todd Willingham was not given clemency by Greg Abbot
False. He was not given clemency by Rick Perry
Course is out of how many points?
Negotiating a deal to plead guilty to a lesser sentence to avoid trial
Redrawing district lines
After lines are redrawn distributing the population within them. "Sticking people in the lines" - Debra
All districts represent about the same amount of people
To clear from a charge or accusation
a formal charge or accusation of a serious crime
a bill of indictment found by a grand jury to be supported by sufficient evidence to justify the hearing of a case.
endorsed by a grand jury on the written indictment submitted to it for its approval, means that the evidence was found insufficient to indict
Being tried twice for the same crime
testifying against oneself
fair treatment through the normal judicial system, especially as a citizen's entitlement.
Power of a government to take private property for public use.
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