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Unit 8 & 9 Vocab

State and Local Government

TermDefinition
Governor Leader of the Executive branch in Virginia
Lieutenant Governor Second-In-Command to the governor and presides over the Senate
Attorney General The lawyer for the Commonwealth of Virginia
Virginia General Assembly The legislative branch of Virginia's state government
House of Delegates The lower house in Virginia's General Assembly
Senate The upper house in Virginia's General Assembly
Biennial Every two years
Bureaucracy An organization of gov't. departments, agencies and offices
Cabinet Advisors to the Governor
Delegate Member of the House of Delegates
Enumerated/Expressed Powers Powers that are specifically listed and given to the Federal Gov't.
Federalism The division of powers between the states and the Federal Gov't.
Implied Powers Powers not specifically listed and given to the Federal Gov't.
Reserved Powers Powers that belong to the states
Concurrent Powers Powers that the states and the Federal Gov't. share
Public Party Government response to public issues
Bond Certificates people buy from the gov't., in which the gov't. agrees to pay back the cost of the bond, plus interest, after a set period of time
Board of Supervisors The Elected group in a COUNTY which exercises legislative powers enacting ordinances, and adopting a annual budget
Charter A document giving permission to create a local government that [provides a plan as to how that gov't. should work
City Manager Oversees the Operations of Local government
City Council The elected group in a CITY which exercises legislative powers, enacting ordinances and adopting an annual budget
Independent City A city that does not belong to any county that interacts directly with the state government
Locality A particular neighborhood, place or district
Mayor The leader of city gov't. that is either elected by voters or city council members
Ordinances Local Laws
Commissioner of the Revenue A local elected representative responsible for administration of taxes levied by the gov't.
Sheriff An elected local law enforcement officer
Treasurer An elected local official responsible for the economy, finance and revenue
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