Should the governor have more power?

Should the governor have more power?

Posted in the Texas Government Forum

alaina

Beaumont, TX

#1 Nov 7, 2007
I understand the office of governor in texas is relatively weak in terms of his formal powers. What would be an advantage or disadvantage of making this office stronger?

Since: Aug 07

Deer Park/ Friendswood

#2 Nov 9, 2007
I do not believe in more power for the Governor.

In the case of Rick Perry, he was executive Governor before he was Governor. The Executive Governor has more power than the Governor. As Executive Governor, Perry strategically placed key personnel in various positions, committees, and agencies. This has benefited him now that he is Governor. As Governor, he has since appointed various individuals to head new agencies and authorities. These individuals, not subject to voter approval, now face lawsuits for their dramatic, politically motivated decisions.

Since: Aug 07

Deer Park/ Friendswood

#3 Nov 9, 2007
I found this in an article today...
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/d...

"Together Mr. Perry, Mr. Dewhurst and Mr. Craddick will appoint nine of the 11 people who will oversee expenditures and operations for the cancer initiative. They will also appoint all voting members of the committee that will review research grant proposals and hand out funds."

"Obviously, the medical research community in Texas has a massive interest in this," said Mr. Wheat. Research institutions within Texas will be competing for the money, and political appointees will decide who gets it. "I'm just not convinced that this political system is the best allocator of research dollars. It's not really their area of expertise."
wyconda

Temple, TX

#4 Oct 22, 2008
This was a good response I totally agree thank you.
Tamara S wrote:
I found this in an article today...
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/d...
"Together Mr. Perry, Mr. Dewhurst and Mr. Craddick will appoint nine of the 11 people who will oversee expenditures and operations for the cancer initiative. They will also appoint all voting members of the committee that will review research grant proposals and hand out funds."
"Obviously, the medical research community in Texas has a massive interest in this," said Mr. Wheat. Research institutions within Texas will be competing for the money, and political appointees will decide who gets it. "I'm just not convinced that this political system is the best allocator of research dollars. It's not really their area of expertise."
joe

Tyler, TX

#5 May 18, 2009
Last night I was pulled over in Grand Saline, Texas, The officer was actaully preety cool. He told me that my license was suspended, and I told him there had to be soime kind of mistake. He explained to me if it wasnt then I need to bring documentation to the court to prrof that it should not be suspended. I actually had the documents in my car at that time incase anything like this ever happened. So when I resumed my drive I called the DPS hotline or whatever you may call it, and found out that I had six open accounts and one closed account. What in the world is this? My one closed account cost me 260.00 dollars. Does this mean that each one of these open accounts will cost 260.00 each? Thats 1,560.00......abd for what? Please help, I need to figure out why Im being charged this and how I can manage to get around it and lessen my fine. My e-mail adress is [email protected] . Thanks and have a great day!

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