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Flash Cards Unit 8&9

TermDefinition
Governor leader of the executive branch in VA
Lieutenant Governor second in command to the governor and presides over the senate
Attorney General the lawyer for the Commonwealth of Virginia
Virginia's 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
Bueracracy an organization of government departments, agencies, and offices
Cabinet advisers 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 stated in the Constitution
Reserved Powers powers that belong to states
Concurrent Powers Powers that are shared between the states and the federal government
Public Policy government response to public issues
Bond certificates people buy from the government, in which the government agrees to pay back the cost of the bond , plus interest, after a set of time
Board of Supervisors the elected groups in a county which exercises legislative powers ,enacting ordinances, and adopting an 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 governments
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 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 a city government that is either elected by voters or city council members
Ordinances local laws
Commissioner of the Revenue a local elected representatives responsible for 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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