Which of the following is NOT true of each State’s constitution, including
In California’s bicameral legislature, the lower house
All of the following are nonlegislative powers held by the California
legislature EXCEPT the
Which State was the first in which popular approval played a direct role in the
adoption and ratification of a State constitution?
If a governor of California resigns or leaves office midterm the ____ serves
the remainder of his term.
The _____ is the usual device by which new State constitutions are written
and older constitutions revised.
The primary cause of long State constitutions is
How long are the terms of California State legislators?
Which action is based on the police power of State legislatures?
The fundamental and supreme laws of California are
Most State legislatures today, including California’s, are
Which of the following is responsible for the formal interpretation of a State’s
constitutional and statutory law?
In California, as in 16 other States, voters may propose the passage of laws by
The _____ is a petition procedure by which voters may remove an elected
official from office before the completion of his or her regular term.
The form of law enacted both by the people, through referendum or initiative,
and by legislative bodies is called
All of the following are methods of proposing changes to a State constitution
Which of the following could be among the informal requirements for
California State legislators?
When a State constitution is revised,
Which of the following might be one reason the turnover among State
legislators outside California is fairly high?
Although the first State constitutions guarded against too much power in the
hands of the governor, the people soon found that
The recall of a governor reflects
One major difference between the powers of the governor of California and
those of the President is that
The fundamental law of each State is
State legislatures do all of the following EXCEPT
Except in Nebraska, each State legislature today is
Who is responsible for interpreting a State’s constitution and statutes?
City zoning is most often opposed on the grounds that it
Most weaknesses of county government are because of the lack of
In 21 States voters may propose and pass laws without the legislature
Special districts are most often created to
The governor of most States
In the council-manager form of city government
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