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Go #12 state government completed 2011 2012

  1. 1. GO #12 State Government Which  distribute  power  among The  _government  of  the   The  Virginia   Commonwealth  of  Virginia_   _Constitution__   Legisla:ve           Execu:ve Judicial   establishes                     The Virginia Legislative branch is known as the _General Assembly_ It is a __bicameral_ legislature that consists of the _Senate_ and _House of Delegates_. It meets annually for a fixed number of days. The elected officials write laws and take action in response to _problems or issues_.                The Law Making Process in the Virginia General Assembly _Individuals Intro-­‐ Working  in   Debating   Voting   Sending   _and ducing   committees   the  bill   on  the   the  bill   _Interest a  bill   on  the   bill  in   to  the   groups___ floor  of   each   governor   help shape each   house   to  sign   legislation. house   into  law     Primary issues in the legislative process at the state level. • Education: To promote an informed and engaged _citizenry_ (i.e., establish minimum standards for _local schools_. • Public Health: To promote and protect the _health_ of its citizens (i.e., fund health benefits) • Environment: To protect __natural resources__ (i.e., improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay) • State Budget: To approve a biennial (_two year_) budget prepared by the _Governor_. • Revenue: To _levy_ and ___collect taxes____.
  2. 2. • Supreme Court   • Court of AppealsThe Judicial Branch is exercisedby a court system that consists of • Circuit Courtfour levels of courts • District courts (including small claims courts and juvenile and domestic relations court The executive power is exercised by the _Governor_. who is elected for a _four year_ term of office. The governor appoints members of the cabinet, who oversee specific functions of government. The _lieutenant_ governor and the __attorney general__ are executive branch officers who are elected for a _four year_ term of office. These powers exercised by the governor are granted by the _Virginia Constitution_. Cabinet secretaries • administer laws and departments, • enforce laws agencies, • regulate aspects of business and the economy commissions, and regulatory boards. • provide services In carrying out the • chief of state formal and informal • chief legislator powers of the office, • chief administrator the governor fills several roles, • party chief including • commander-in-chief

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