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TX GOV EXAM 3 VOCAB

QuestionAnswer
The power of the executive to veto specific provisions of appropriations bills passed by the legislature Line Item Veto
Elected state official who supervises the collection of taxes and other revenues Comptroller
A commission created in 1975 for the purpose of reviewing the effectiveness of state agencies Sunset Advisory Commission
An executive branch in which power is fragmented because the election of statewide office holders is independent of the election of the governor Plural Executive
A veto that occurs after the legislature adjourns, thus preventing the legislature from overriding it Post Adjournment Veto
Limitations on the number of times a person can be elected to the same office Term Limits
A permanent committee with the power to propose and write legislation that covers a particular subject Standing Committee
A joint committee created to work out a compromise on differing versions of a piece of legislation Conference Committee
An election in which voters decide yes or no regarding whether to keep an incumbent in office Retention Election
A fee paid to the lawyer in a civil case and which is contingent on winning the case Contingent Fee
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