Texas Govt ch. 2 (bad quiz questions)
An elected official in Texas who serves on the county legislative body and is responsible for maintaining county roads in her or his precinct is known as a
There are ____ members of the TX House of Representatives and _______ of the TX Senate.
150 and 31
What is the purpose of the Legislative Redistricting Board?
To redraw legislative districts if the legislature fails to do so
Who chooses the leader of the Texas House of Representatives?
members of the House of Representatives
Which of the following is NOT a feature of the Texas legislature?
Sessions start in January of even-numbered years
Which of the following governors' use of power, particularly the police power, led to the restriction of gubernatorial powers in Texas?
Edmond J. Davis
Texas operates with a two-year budget.
Texas is no longer subject to the preclearance requirements of the Voting Rights Act.
The woman who became governor after teaching school and serving in various public service positions including state treasurer was
The __________ prohibits the Texas Legislature from having a budget deficit.
Each special session of the Texas Legislature may last up to 60 days
False (30 days)
There are currently more Republicans than Democrats in the Texas legislature
What are the 3 specific perks that Home Rule cities in Texas have that are now available to any other level of government in the state?
Recall, Referendum, Initiative
Which of the following statements accurately describes the Texas legislature
Legislators, both members of the House and the Senate, are elected from single-member districts
Which Texas Governor holds the distinction of having served in that office the longest
In Texas, cities with populations of 5,000 or less are governed by state law rather than by a locally adopted city charter. Such cities are known as
general law cities
If the executive branch of Texas were reorganized into a cabinet system, the Governor's Office would be _______________.
Which position presides over the Texas Senate?
The Speaker of the Texas House is currently
The state official responsible for managing and leasing the state's property, including oil, gas, and mineral interests is the
Commissioner of the General Land Office