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Unit 8&9 Vocab

TermDefinition
Governor Leader of the Executive Branch
Lieutenant Governor 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 government departments, agencies, and offices
Cabinet Adivisors to the Government
Delegate Member of the House of Delegates
Enumerated 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 belong to the states
Concurrent powers Powers that the states and federal government share
Public Policy Government response to public issues
Bond Certificates people but from the government, in which the government agrees to pay back the cost of the bond, plus interest, after 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 government should work
City Manager Oversees the operations of local government
Clerk of Circuit Court An elected Official of the every locality of Virginia that is in charge of all legal documents from the courts
City Council The elected group in a city which exercises legislative powers, enacting ordinances, and government
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 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 administration of taxes levied by the government
Sheriff An elected local law enforcement officer
Treasurer An elected local responsible for the economy, finance, and revenue
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