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  Lieutenant Governor of Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Lieutenant Governor of Texas is the second-highest executive office in the government of Texas, a state in the United States of America.
The Lieutenant Governor is elected separately from the Governor, rather than on the same ticket; it is therefore possible for the Governor and Lieutenant Governor to be from different political parties (which was the case during Governor George W. Bush's first term).
Under the provisions of the Texas constitution, the Lieutenant Governor is President of the Texas Senate.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lieutenant_Governor_of_Texas   (381 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Lieutenant governor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the Isle of Man, the Lieutenant Governor was until 1980 the presiding officer of the Legislative Council and of Tynwald Court (the Legislative Council and the House of Keys in joint session), but both roles have been transferred to the President of Tynwald.
The Flag of the Lieutenant Governor of Jersey The Lieutenant Governor of Jersey is the representative of the British monarch in the Bailiwick of Jersey, a Crown dependency of the British Crown.
Flag of the Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey The Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey is the representative of the British monarch in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, a Crown dependency of the British Crown.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Lieutenant-governor   (3015 words)

  
 Lieutenant governor - definition of Lieutenant governor in Encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 pl1.cs.utk.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In Australia, the Lieutenant Governor is the subordinate of the Governor of a state, who serves as Administrator, or acting Governor, in case of illness or disability of the Governor.
Lieutenant Governors are nominally appointed by the Governor General but in practice are chosen by the Prime Minister of Canada usually in consultation with that province's respective premier.
In practice Lieutenant Governors are often retired "elder statesmen" from the party of the Prime Minister.
encyclopedia.laborlawtalk.com.cob-web.org:8888 /Lieutenant_governor   (918 words)

  
 Lieutenant Governor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In Australia the Lieutenant Governor is the subordinate the Governor of a state who serves Administrator or acting Governor in case of or disability of the Governor.
Lieutenant Governors are nominally appointed by the General but in practice are chosen by Prime Minister of Canada usually in consultation with that province's premier.
In some states the lieutenant governor is chairman of the upper house of the In the state of Texas the lieutenant governor chairs the state senate and by convention and legislative rule a great deal more influence on the than the governor.
www.freeglossary.com /Lieutenant_governor   (856 words)

  
 Office of the Lt. Governor - Office of the Lt. Governor: Responsibilites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Lieutenant Governor of the State of California is a statewide constitutional officer elected separately from the Governor.
Lieutenant Governor Bustamante proposed the formation of a "Red Team" to streamline the planning process, cut through red tape, and speed up the establishment of the new UC Merced campus.
Lieutenant Governor Bustamante was appointed by President Clinton on January 4, 2000, to serve as a member of the U.S. Census Monitoring Board.
www.ltg.ca.gov /office_of/responsibilities/respon.asp   (766 words)

  
 AMEND THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR AMENDMENT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Thus, the acting governor is both the chief executive of the state and the leader of one chamber of the legislature.
But recently governors of some states, especially those where the duties of the lieutenant governor are not clearly spelled out, have used their running mates to oversee executive branch departments and homeland security programs.
The lieutenant governor can also bring state government closer to the average citizen by making regular appearances throughout the state and making a special effort to reach out to individuals and groups who feel that they are ignored by politicians.
www.politicsnj.com /rebovich041705.htm   (1413 words)

  
 Prince Edward Island: The Office of Lieutenant Governor
In the early years of Confederation, Lieutenant Governors were agents of the Federal Government, and were expected to advise the Provincial Government as to the intent of Federal legislation and to ensure that Provincial legislation was within the legislative power assigned to the Province by section 92 of the British North America Act.
The Lieutenant Governor is an important element in both the Legislative and Executive Government of the Province, and summons, prorogues, and dissolves the Legislative Assembly, as well as reads the Speech from the Throne at the Opening of each Session.
The Lieutenant Governor is appointed by the Governor General, on the advice of the Prime Minister of Canada, for a period of not less than five years.
www.gov.pe.ca /lg/about.php3   (628 words)

  
 Arkansas Lieutenant Governor:About the Office
He was elected lieutenant governor in 1990 and became acting governor in October 1991 when then-Governor Bill Clinton began his campaign for president of the United States.
Elected lieutenant governor in 1970 and re-elected in 1972, he was defeated in his effort to win the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 1974.
As lieutenant governor, Riley served as acting governor in the interim (January 2-14, 1975) between the resignation of Gov. Dale Bumpers, who entered the U.S. Senate, and the inauguration of the new governor, David Pryor.
www.state.ar.us /ltgov/about_office.html   (1129 words)

  
 Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder, State of Missouri
The qualifications for Lieutenant Governor are the same as that of the Governor: at least thirty years old, a citizen of the United States for at least fifteen years, and a resident of this state at least ten years before election.
If there be no lieutenant governor the president pro tempore of the senate, the speaker of the house, the secretary of state, the state auditor, the state treasurer or the attorney general in succession shall become governor.
On the failure to qualify, absence from the state or other disability of the governor, the powers, duties and emoluments of the governor shall devolve upon the lieutenant governor for the remainder of the term or until the disability is removed.
www.ltgov.mo.gov /faqs.htm   (797 words)

  
 Lieutenant Governor Steve Windom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lieutenant Governor Windom was born on November 6, 1949, in Florence, South Carolina.
Lieutenant Governor Windom served in the Senate from 1989-1998, and served as Lt. Governor, 1999-2003.
Lieutenant Governor Windom is a Republican, a Baptist, a member of the Mobile Lions Club, and the Bar Association.
www.legislature.state.al.us /senate/senators/senatebios/windom_s.html   (79 words)

  
 Lieutenant-Governors of Quebec - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 pl1.cs.utk.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is a list of viceroys (governors and lieutenant-governors) of the Canadian province of Quebec, before and after Confederation in 1867.
Lord Sydenham was also Governor General of Canada, and united Upper Canada and Lower Canada into the Province of Canada.
Governors of New France (1627-1760) - Governors of Acadia - Northwest Territories (1869-1905)
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/List_of_Lieutenant_Governors_of_Quebec   (220 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Lieutenant governor (via CobWeb/3.1 pl1.cs.utk.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rather than lieutenant governors, the heads of state of Canada's three territories are representatives of the federal government (not the Queen directly) termed Commissioners.
The current Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia is Jewish.
The current Lieutenant Governor of Alberta is a Chinese-Canadian.
www.reference.com.cob-web.org:8888 /browse/wiki/Lieutenant_governor   (1077 words)

  
 New Jersey Needs an Elected Lieutenant Governor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
While this power transfer is constitutionally prescribed and marked by prior precedent, the ascendancy of yet another “acting governor” exposed a major shortcoming of New Jersey’s system for replacing governors who leave office early: we are one of only eight states that do not fill such vacancies with a lieutenant governor.
With a lieutenant governor, New Jersey could be assured of transferring gubernatorial powers to an individual fully vested in representing the state as a whole.
By serving alongside an elected governor, the lieutenant would benefit from on-the-job training to run the state’s executive branch in the event of a governor’s temporary absence or permanent vacancy.
www.njchamber.com /media/lg%20albio%20sires%20feb%202005.htm   (821 words)

  
 AG Opinion 2003-01 Governor Vacancy Lieutenant Governor Succession to Governor
Lieutenant Governor that the President of the Senate (or in his inability, the Speaker of the House) “shall act as Governor until the vacancy is filled.” (Emphasis added).
Upon her becoming Governor, the Office of Lieutenant Governor becomes vacant and is subject to the Governor’s appointment power under Article VII, § 10, of the Utah Constitution.
Thus, when a Lieutenant Governor succeeds to the Office of Governor, the vacated Lieutenant Governor’s Office will need to be filled by the Governor with an appointment in accordance with Article VII, § 10, without the consent of the Senate.
www.attygen.state.ut.us /Opinions_AttorneyGeneral/agop03001.htm   (1024 words)

  
 Welcome to Alabama Lieutenant Governor Lucy Baxley's Official Web Site!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lieutenant Governor Lucy Baxley is recognized by the Aviation Council of Alabama for her dedication and support of the mission of the council to improve and promote Alabama airports.
Lieutenant Governor Baxley visits with (left) Rory Hartley and (right) her son, Louis Baxley during a legislative luncheon hosted by the Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Capitol on February 5, 2004.
Governor Lucy Baxley answering questions during one of several television interviews she gave prior to the beginning of the circus performance.
www.ltgov.state.al.us /PhotoGallery.htm   (1079 words)

  
 Lieutenant Governor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Lieutenant Governor is the representative of Her Majesty The Queen of Canada in the Province of British Columbia, and as such, takes precedence over everyone in the province except the Sovereign.
The Lieutenant Governor personifies the Crown, which is both the apex and the unifying link in the constitutional and political structure of the province —; executive, legislative, and judicial.
The Lieutenant Governor, although not elected to speak for the majority in our democratic Parliamentary system, cannot wield political power in practice, yet it must be realized that the Lieutenant Governor is the source of the power of the government of the day.
www.ltgov.bc.ca /office/role.htm   (379 words)

  
 Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba
The Lieutenant Governor also accepts the resignation of an outgoing Premier, and ensures that the unwritten constitutional conventions of responsible government are respected where a government loses the support of the Assembly or is defeated in an election.
The Lieutenant Governor speaks to audiences of all ages and interests about the strengths and values we share as citizens wherever we live – in the rural area, the vast northern region or the provincial capital.
The Lieutenant Governor is appointed by the Governor General in Council on the advice of the Prime Minister of Canada, for a period of not less than five years.
lg.gov.mb.ca /role/rr.html   (899 words)

  
 Lieutenant Governors of Texas - Texas State Library
In August of 1867, General Philip H. Sheridan, commander of the 5th military district, removed Governor Throckmorton, Lt. Governor Jones, and other Texas officials from office, labeling them "impediments to reconstruction." Elisha M. Pease was made the provisional governor, but during his term there was no lieutenant governor, and the legislature did not meet.
James W. Flanagan was elected lieutenant governor in 1869, but in 1870, the Legislature appointed him to the U.S. Senate.
On December 28, 2000 Bill Ratliff was chosen by the Senate to serve as lieutenant governor.
www.tsl.state.tx.us /ref/abouttx/ltgov.html   (319 words)

  
 Office of the Lieutenant Governor
The Lieutenant Governor is the representative of the Crown in the Province and exercises Her Majesty's powers and authorities with respect to Newfoundland.
In the early years of confederation, Lieutenant Governors were viewed as agents of the Federal Government and were expected to advise the Provincial Government as to the intent of federal legislation and to ensure that provincial legislation conformed to that of the senior government.
The Lieutenant Governor is an important element is both the Legislative and Executive government of the Province.
www.gov.nf.ca /ltgovnor/response.htm   (792 words)

  
 The Lieutenant-Governor of the Northwest Territories
At first, the Northwest Territories was administered by the Lieutenant Governor of Rupert's Land and the Northwest Territories (1869) and then by the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba and the Northwest Territories (1870-76).
These Lieutenant Governors and their small Councils were appointed by the Governor General of Canada on the advice of the Prime Minister.
The first Lieutenant Governor of the Northwest Territories was David Laird, and the First Session of the Northwest Territorial Council was held at Fort Livingstone in 1876.
www.assembly.ab.ca /lao/library/lt-gov/nwt.htm   (1174 words)

  
 Kentucky: Lieutenant Governor Steve Pence - Home
Lieutenant Governor Steve Pence visited Rowan County today and presented community leaders with a check for $145,835 on behalf of the Commonwealth and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Governor Steve Pence, who also serves as a colonel in the US Army Reserves, delivered the oath of office to his son on Saturday, May 13 at the Kentucky Army National Guard Recruiting Station located at Jefferson Mall.
Governor Pence thanked all of the family members who lost their loved ones and commended all police officers for their bravery and commitment to public service.
ltgovernor.ky.gov   (523 words)

  
 Texas Politics - The Executive Branch
The Lieutenant Governor is a member of the executive branch but also plays the official role of President of the Senate.
The Lieutenant Governor has some executive responsibilities, such as serving as acting governor when the Governor is out of the state, and is the first in the line of succession should the Governor be unable to perform his or her duties.
The Lieutenant Governor also casts the deciding vote in case of a tie, and serves as chairman of the Legislative Budget Board and the Legislative Council.
texaspolitics.laits.utexas.edu /html/exec/0902.html   (458 words)

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