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Question 1.
Most governors are new to the political field with little or no experience in politics.

   
 
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Question 2.
Texas Governor George W. Bush was a member of the state legislature and lieutenant governor.

   
 
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Question 3.
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The governor of is paid $179,000 per year. 
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Nearly of elections for governor are held in non-presidential or midterm election years. 
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Examples of are taxes that could be invested in building better highways or increasing teachers' salaries. 
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Question 6.
How is the office of governor most different from that of president?

 
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Question 7.
In most states the governor presents the state budget to the legislature and controls spending after the budget has been approved.

   
 
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Question 8.
Governors are able to make massive changes in budgets for universities and prisons.

   
 
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Question 9.
In all states, the governor has the absolute power to pardon violators of state law except in cases of impeachment.

   
 
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Question 10.
Evidence suggests that the best governed states are those in which the administrative structure has been closely integrated under the governor.

   
 
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Question 11.
In all but two states, the lieutenant governor is elected on the same ticket as the governor and in all states the lieutenant governor becomes governor upon the death of the governor.

   
 
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The gives advice to state officials, represents the state before the courts, and in some states supervises local prosecutors. 
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Question 13.
Critics charge that the office of secretary of state is a dumping ground for jobs that do not seem to belong to any other office.

   
 
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Many argue that a governor's most important job is to personnel. 
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A governor has a significant source of influence if he or she is effective in dealing with the
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