GO # 12 State Government Which distribute power among The ______________________ The Virginia ________________ establishes The Virginia Legislative branch is known as the ________________ It is a ______________ legislature that consists of the _________ and _______________________________. It meets annually for a fixed number of days. The elected officials write laws and take action in response to _________________________________. The Law Making Process in the Virginia General Assembly ___________ and ___________ help shape legislation. Primary issues in the legislative process at the state level. • Education: To promote an informed and engaged _________________ (i.e., establish minimum standards for _____________________. • Public Health: To promote and protect the _____________ of its citizens (i.e., fund health benefits) • Environment: To protect _________________________ (i.e., improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay) • State Budget: To approve a biennial (_____________) budget prepared by the _______________. • Revenue: To _______ and ________________________________.
• • The Judicial Branch is exercised • by a court system that consists offour levels of courts • The executive power is exercised by the ______________. who is elected for a ________ term of office. The governor appoints members of the cabinet, who oversee specific functions of government. The __________________ governor and the __________________ are executive branch officers who are elected for a _____________ term of office. These powers exercised by the governor are granted by the _______________________. Cabinet secretaries • and departments, • agencies, • commissions, and regulatory boards. • In carrying out the • formal and informal • powers of the office, • the governor fills several roles, • including •