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What year was the current Constitution adopted? 1945
Governor (2) The commander and chief of state militia. Chief executive. Appoints officers. Passes and vetos bills. Grants pardons.
Lieutenant Governor (2) Persiding officer of the senate. Votes to break a tie in the senate.
Secretary of State (1) The keeper of the great seal.
State Treasurer (1) Safety of state funds.
Attorney Governor (2) Chief legal advisor or officer of the state government
Council manager system A type of Municipal (city) Government. The leader is the Manager.
Governor 4 years
Lieutenant Governor 4 years
State Senator 4 years
State Representative 2 years
What are the two parts (houses) of the General Assembly? House of Representatives and Senate
The General Assembly has similar power as what federal assembly? Congress
T/F Both House and Senate get paid. True
T/F Both House and Senate are elected by the people. True
T/F Both federal and state legislative branches have 2 houses (The Senate & the House of Representatives)? True
T/F Both men and women have served in the Senate and the House of Representative. True
Where does the Missouri General Assembly meet? Jefferson City (Capital building)
How many members are there in the State House of Representatives? Who is the presiding officer over the State House of Representatives? 163 and Speaker of the House
How many members are there in the State Senate? Who is the presiding officer over the State Senate? 34 and Lieutenant Governor
What is needed from the General Assembly to override a governor’s veto? ⅔ vote in both houses.
Where do state impeachment cases begin? The House of Representatives
Who acts as a jury during cases of impeachment? The senate
Who has the duty to approve the governor’s appointments? The Senate
What are the requirements to become governor? U.S. citizen for 15 years, 30 years old, voter of state, and Missouri resident for 10 years.
Who is the current governor of Missouri? Jay Nixon
What is the salary of the governor? $133,821
What is the line of succession if the governor cannot continue serving? If the governor can’t complete a term, then the lieutenant governor does and if not the president pro-tempore of the senate and then maybe the speaker of the house.
What is a line item veto? And who has the power to use it? A part of the bill is excepted and some is passed and the governor has the power to use it.
Who is the commander-in-chief of the state militia? The Governor
Who can call the General Assembly into special session? The Governor
What is the main trial court in the state of Missouri? Circuit Court
What are the duties of Municipal (city) courts? Deal with cases of Misdemeanors (small crime) and civil matters.
Know about the Supreme Court: part of the Judicial Branch, hears appeals from other courts and is the top court in the state of Missouri Know about all of the things listed.
When did Missouri become a state? August 10, 1821
What is the capital of Missouri? Jefferson City
What is the main duty of each branch of government? Legislative: Makes Laws Executive: Inforces and administer laws Judicial: Interprets and administers justice laws
What is home rule? Local governments have freedom to determine local government.
What are referendums? A purposal that citizens vote on
When are General elections held? In November of even number years
What are Primary elections? A election held before the general elections for purpose of electing a candidate from a specific party.
T/F Foreign affairs is the federal governments responsibility. True
T/F The state of Missouri receives and spends over $23 billion. True
How many counties are there in Missouri? 114
What are special-purpose districts? Special services for the people of Missouri
What are the requirements to be a voter? You have to be at least 18, A united states citizen, a resident of your election district for 30 days, registered to vote at least 21 days before election, and not deemed incompetent or not serving a jail sentence.
What are absentee ballots? Ballets submitted before the election do to sickness, or absence.
What is the final step in amending the state Constitution? The people vote
Created by: breannas2015