Understanding the Executive Branch of Missouri's Government

Understanding the Executive Branch of Missouri's Government
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This section focuses on providing a comprehensive overview of the purpose and structure of Missouri's government, with a specific emphasis on the executive branch. Article II of the Missouri Constitution outlines the three branches

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Slide1II.Describe  the  purpose  and  structure  of Missouri’s  government. Main Idea (2a): The Executive Branch. UNIT 4:   The Missouri Constitution Liberty and the Law Mr. Presley

Slide2A.  MAIN  IDEA  -  The  Executive  Branch Article  II  of  the  Missouri  Constitution establishes  the  three  branches  of  government that  denotes  a  separation  of  powers:   the  main job  of  the  executive   branch  is  to  carry  out  the laws,  the  legislative   branch  makes  the  laws,  and the  judicial   branch  interprets  the  laws. Article  IV  of  the  Missouri  Constitution establishes  the  executive  branch,  which  has the  powers  to  make  rules  and  decisions  that affect  the  citizens’  lives,  with  powers  to  act.

Slide3Missouri has  six  elected  executive  officials, with  over  350  boards  and  commissions  with certain  and  unique  powers  granted  to  them. The  seat  of  Missouri  government  is  located  at the  state’s  capital  -  Jefferson  City . There  are  fourteen  departments  created  to  make rules  or  recommend  action  on  special  subjects. The  revenue  department  handles  licenses and  renewals,  as  well  as  taxes. The  transportation  department  (MODOT) deal  with  bridges  and  roads. Public  safety  operates  rules  and  regulation for  police  agencies  and  directs  the  highway patrol.

Slide4The elementary  and  secondary  education department  (DESE)  oversees  teacher certification,  accreditation  status,  and budget  distributions. The  natural  resources  and  conservation department  deal  with  rivers,  mining, atmosphere,  soil,  wildlife,  and  pollution management. Others  include  consumer  affairs,  social services,  and  agriculture.

Slide5The governor  is  the  chief  executive  of  the  state. The  governor  must  meet  the  following qualifications  -  30  years  old,  US  citizen  for  15 years,  and  lived  in  the  state  for  10  years. The  governor  is  elected  by  the  popular  vote  for four  years. Like  other  elected  officials,  a  special commission  of  judges  appointed  by  the  senate may  impeach  the  governor. Powers  -  Administers  laws,  appoints  and removes  officials,  recommends  laws  and budgets,  acts  as  liaison  with  federal  government, signs  or  vetoes  bills,  calls  special  sessions, commands  the  National  Guard,  acts  as ceremonial  head  of  state,  and  grants  pardons, reprieves,  or  commutation.

Slide6Other members  of  the  executive  branch  are  elected  as well. The  lieutenant  governor   is  the  president  of  the  state Senate,  serves  as  governor  if  the  elected  governor leaves  office,  and  must  meet  the  same  qualifications as  the  governor. Secretary  of  state   is  the  non-financial  record  keeper, which  includes  preparation  of  voting  ballots  and certifies  elections. The  attorney  general   is  the  chief  legal  officer  that prosecutes  and  defends  in  state  cases. The  treasurer   is  the  chief  financial  officer  that  cares for  and  invests  state  funds. The  auditor   checks  collection  and  spending  of money  by  all  state  agencies,  approves  depositories, and  sets  up  accounting  system  for  state  and  local governments.

Slide7STATE GOVERNORGrants pardons, reprieves, or commutations. Enforces and administers the laws. Veto bills, line-item vetoes, or sign bills into law. Commands the National Guard. Appoints and removes officials.

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