Administrative Policy Writing
The Plural Executive
The weak office of governor in Texas also impacts state
agencies created by law.
First, while the governor can appoint heads of agencies as
the positions become unfilled, the governor cannot fire
them at will.
Second, most state agencies are headed by a group of
several commissioners who serve under staggered terms
(although some have only one).
Thus, the governor has
direct control over the policies
and priorities of state agencies than the president has over