Executive Branch

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Executive Branch

How the executive branch affects our lives and represents us. The Texas Executive and policy making.


Lecture number:
20
Pages:
4
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
Texas A&M University
Course:
Pols 207 - State & Local Goverment
Edition:
1

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POLS 207 1st Edition Lecture 20 Outline of Last Lecture I. Legislating Policy and Representing the People Outline of Current Lecture II. Executive in the State a. Governor & Powers III. Texas Executive Department Current Lecture Historically unpopular.  They are expected to follow and execute the laws.  They are supposed to enforce the law – they do this through the various agencies the states have. Any public institution is a state agency.  Texas A&M is one.   Texas has a fragmented/decentralized executive.   Recruitment of Governors  Prior experience  Statewide office  State legislature   Gubernatorial Elections  Partisan  Contested  Incumbent advantage   Population & Gubernatorial Campaign Costs  Strong correlation  Larger population = higher campaign costs  r=.82 Governor’s Career  Presidency  Federal Cabinet  U.S. Senate  Federal Judges    Governor’s Duties  Administrator – 28%  Legislator – 17%  Party – 7%  Ceremonial – 14%  Negotiator – 14%  Public Opinion – 9%   Institutional Power (from the Constitution)  Appointment o Also have the power to remove them.



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