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Virginia state vocab

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 the government departments , agencies , 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 government
Federalism the division of powers between the states and the federal government
Implied powers powers not specifically listed in the constitution
Reserved powers powers that belongs to the state
Concurrent powers powers that the states and the federal government share
Public policy government response to public issues
Bond certificates people by from the government , in which the government 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 country which exercise legislative powers , enacting ordinances , adopting annual budget
Charters a document giving permission to create a local government that provides a plan as to how that government should work
City Manager oversees the operations of the local government
Clerk of Circuit Court an elected official of the the every locality of Virginia that is in a change of all legal document from the courts
City Council the elected group in a city which exercise legislative powers , enacting ordinances , and adopting annual budget
Independent City a city that doesn't belong to any country that interacts directly with the state government
Locality a particular neighborhood , place , or district
Mayor the leader of the city government that is either elected by voters or city council members
Ordinances local laws
Commissioner Of the Revenue a local elected representative responsible for the the administration of taxes levied by the government
Sheriff an elected local law enforcement officer
Treasurer an elected local official responsible for the economy . finance , and revenue .
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