UH POLS 1337 - Congress,Presidency,TX Legislature (4 pages)

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This lecture compares Congress with Texas Legislative Sessions


Lecture number:
5
Pages:
4
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University of Houston
Course:
Pols 1337 - US Govt: Congress,Pres & Crts

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POLS 1337 Lecture 5 I Overview of Texas Legislature Comparisons with Congress Congress 435 House of Reps seats 100 Senate seats 25 Years old House 30 years old senate Elections 2 years House Elections 6 years 1 3 seats up for re election every 2 yrs Senate TX Legislature 150 House of Reps Seats 31 Senate Seats 21 years old house 26 years old Senate Elections 2 years House Elections 4 years seats up for re election every other year After redistricting every seat is up Senate II Green Gray and Gold Legislatures National Conference of State Legislatures Ratings of Professionalism Rates the professionalism of each state s legislators Based on salary Staff assistant Time spent in legislative sessions These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Green Full time well paid large staff States California New York Pennsylvania Alaska Florida Illinois Massachusetts Michigan Ohio Wisconsin Gray Hybrid States Alabama Arizona Arkansas Colorado Connecticut Delaware Hawaii Indiana Iowa Kentucky Louisiana Maryland Minnesota New Jersey Missouri Nebraska North Carolina Oklahoma Oregon South Carolina Tennessee Texas Virginia Washington Gold Part time low pay small Staff States Georgia Idaho Kansas Maine Mississippi Nevada New Mexico Rhode Island Vermont West Virginia Montana New Hampshire North Dakota South Dakota Utah Wyoming Gray States Average 43 429 Gold States Average 19 197 Texas Legislators make approximately 7 200 below poverty line Legislators must have another source of income to live III Legislative Sessions Differences between TX Legislative Sessions and Other States Texas Sessions last for 140 days only once at the beginning of each odd numbered year Only the Governor may call in session special sessions last 30 days if needed Other States Most states meet every year Legislatures may hold special sessions by calling it into action themselves Gov not needed Before the



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