1) Why do you think the writers of the Texas Constitution adopted a part-time legislature? What are the benefits to having a part-time legislature? What are the costs?
2)Do you think Texas has struck the right balance in terms of gubernatorial power? Should the governor have more power? What additional powers should the governor have?
At the beginning of the DF there will be a word bank of specific terminology that must be employed in your initial posting. When listing your initial post be sure to select the relevant terms and underline and bold them in your initial posting. This must be present in order to receive credit. You must also cite or reference your text book at least one-time and another source provided (for a minimum of two sources) employing APA format. Initial Posting must be completed by Wednesday on the week assigned. Failure comply with this rubric standard will result in no points being awarded.
1)Bicameral, Regular Session, Biennial, Special Session, Per Diem, Single-Member District, Constituent, Constituent Service, Redistricting, One-Person One-Vote Principle, Bill, Local Bill, Special Bill, General Bill, Resolution, Concurrent Resolution, Joint Resolution, Simple Resolution, Electoral Power, Investigative Power, Directive and Supervisory Power, Judicial Power, Impeachment, Introduction, Referral, Consideration by Standing Committee, Floor Action, Conference Committee, Standing Committee, Pigeonholing, Filibuster, Veto, Post-Adjournment Veto, Line-Item Veto, Speaker, Lieutenant Governor, Recognition
.2) Line-item Veto, Impeachment, Appointment, Patronage, Senatorial Courtesy, Executive Budget, Legislative Budget, Veto, Post-Adjournment Veto, Special Session, Plural Executive, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Land Commissioner, Agriculture Commissioner, Comptroller, Secretary of State, Bureaucracy, Sunset Advisory Commission (SAC)
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