Administrative Policy Writing
Checks on State Agency Power
Their executive powers are checked in several ways:
Some executive department officers are elected directly by
Ex: attorney general, land commissioner, Board of Education
Contrast with the federal system in which all executive offices are
appointed by the president.
The appointed heads of state agencies are appointed by the
governor for a
of office with the
Agencies are subject to periodic
in which the
legislature considers whether the agency is continuing to
serve the interests of the state or should be abolished.