Executive Branch(4 pages)
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How the executive branch affects our lives and represents us. The Texas Executive and policy making.
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- Lecture Note
- Texas A&M University
- Pols 207 - State & Local Goverment
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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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