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Susan Montee
Mo State Auditor
Robin Carnahan
Secretary of State
Jay Nixon
Attorney General
Rod Jetton
Speaker of the House
Brian Munzlinger
1st Representative District Representative. Our current state Rep.
Matt Blunt
Current Missouri Govenor
Peter Kinder
Lieutenant Govenor
Sarah Steelman
State Treasurer
Wes Shoemeyer
18 Senatorial District Senator. Our current Senator
Micheal A. Wolff
Mo. Supreme Court Chief Justice
Ritchi Kracht
Superintendent of CCR-1
Judge John Moon
Associate Circuit Judge
Judge Gary Dial
Circuit Judge
General Assembly
Mo Legislature
Qualifications of Representative
24 Yrs. Old
registered voter for 2 yrs.
have lived in district for 1 yr.
Qualifications for a Mo. Senate
30 yrs. old
registered voter for 3 yrs.
liven in district for 1 yr.
Gerrymandering
2 types
an attempt to give yourself ot your party a political advantage when drawing district boundaries
Packing-when you attempt to put all of your opposition's supporters into a single district
Cracking-where you try to break up districts so theat your supporters have a small majority in every district
Speaker of the House Duties
Appoints members to committees and decides how many will serve in each committee
Calls on people who wish to speak
Appoint Chairpersond of committees
Assigns bills to committees
Rules members out of order for breaking House rules
Sets the calender for debate
Lieutenant Govenor
President of the Senate
Initiative
If 5% of registerd voters in 2/3 of Misouri's 9 Congressional Districts sign a petition calling for chnage in Mo's laws the proposed change must be put on the Nov. ballot for Missourians to vote on directly
Referendum
Where the General Assembly writes a bill bt rather than sending it to the Govenor to be signed sends it to the people fot a direct vote
Requirements to be Govenor
Must be at least 30 yrs old.
U.S. Citizen for 10 yrs.
A MO resident fot at least 10 yrs.
Administrative Powers of Govenor
See that Mo laws are being enforced
Appoints the chair personf of administrative agencies
Regulates how gov't money is being spent in MO
Acts as a liason between state and federal government
Legislative Powers of Govenor
Must submit a budget annual to the General Assembly
Uses the Veto Power
On spending bills can use a line item veto
can call special sessions of the General Assembly
Military Powers of Govenor
Can call out th National Guard
Judicial Powers of Govenor
can grant pardons,commutations, reprieves, and extraditions
Pardons
Legal forgiveness for a crime
Commutations
Reduction of a sentence
Reprieves
Postponement of a sentence
Extraditions
request a prisoner fromn another state be brought back to MO to stand trial
Lt. Govenor
President of the Senate
Ombudsmen
meet the qualifications of Govenor
Ombudsmen
in charge of investigating complaints that MO might file anout thier ovt officials
Secretary of State
Prepares ballots for MO elections
Certifying the results of all elections
Administering the states campaign finance laws
Places the GREAT SEAL on all official documents to ensure their authneticity
Attorney General
Responsible for prosecuting or defending all court cases that Missouri is a party to
issues advisory opinions to Missourians concerning whether an action may violate a MO statute
State Treasurer
collects MO tax revenues and makes sure the govt has enough money to pay for th eprograms that have been proposed
In charge of investing taxpayer dollars
State Auditor
sets up an accounting system for all state and local govt agencies
supervises the collection and spending of tax money to make sure that Missourians are not being cheated
citizens can request audits
Can randomly select cities and counties for audits each year
Approve any depositions that might be used to house tax revenue
Criminal Cases
involve a violation of penal law and is always an offense against the state of U.S.
two tyes misdemeanors and felonies
Misdemeanor
punishable by less than $1,000 in fines or 1 year in jail
Felonies
punishable by more than $1,000 in fines or 1 year in jail
Civil Cases
involve 1 person suing another person
MO Supreme Court
7 justices
Chief Justice
Justices are appointed by a special commission and the Govenor and serve 12 year terms.
After first term justices can be re-elected
Qualifications of Supreme Court
30 yrs. old
U.S. citizen for @ least 15 yrs.
MO voter for 9 yrs.
Licensed to practice law in MO
Duties of MO Supreme Court
Judicial Review
Supervise the lower courts
Licenses lawyers to practice law in MO
In a disputed election they may determine eho gets teh office
MO Court of Appeals
3 courts St. Louis, Kansas City, and 1 that switched from Springfield and Poplar Bluff
7 justices
same qualifications as U.S. Supreme Court
Missour Circuit Courts
All trails begin in teh Circuit Clerk System
have original jurisdiction
3 levels-
*Circuit Courts
*Associate Circuit Courts
*Municipal Courts
Circuit Courts
45 Located in the state
Associate Circuit Courts
at least 1 per county
Municipal Courts
only required in cities over 45,000
County Commission
makes the important decisions for the county
The County Sheriff
In charge of providing rural law enforcement
County Clerk
official record keeper of the county
Visit to register to vote
County Assessor
appraises the value of all taxable property fot the purpose of collecting property taxes
County Collector
takin in payment of all property taxes from citizens, when these are paid you will recieve a property tax reciept
County Treasurer
keeps and makes authorized payments form county funds. Also keeps a record of how much money the county has at any given time.
Prosecuting or District Attorney
carries out criminal investigations and prosecutes those who have broken the law
County Coroner
investigates violent deaths and certifies the acouse of death in cases that are not attended by a physician
sign the death certificate
Reasons for decline in political party power
A.) Decline of the patronage system
B.)Voters in MO no longer have to register as REPUBLICANS or DEMOCRATS before they can vote
C.) Voter may choose to vote for either party's primary elections, but not both
D.) Condidates can appeal to voters directly throught the use of TV and other forms of mass medis so parties are not needed as much
E.) Many voters no longer strongly identify themselves as DEMOCRATS or REPUBLICANS.
Circuit Courts
45 Located in the state
Associate Circuit Courts
at least 1 per county
Municipal Courts
only required in cities over 45,000
County Commission
makes the important decisions for the county
The County Sheriff
In charge of providing rural law enforcement
County Clerk
official record keeper of the county
Visit to register to vote
County Assessor
appraises the value of all taxable property fot the purpose of collecting property taxes
County Collector
takin in payment of all property taxes from citizens, when these are paid you will recieve a property tax reciept
County Treasurer
keeps and makes authorized payments form county funds. Also keeps a record of how much money the county has at any given time.
Prosecuting or District Attorney
carries out criminal investigations and prosecutes those who have broken the law
County Coroner
investigates violent deaths and certifies the acouse of death in cases that are not attended by a physician
sign the death certificate
Reasons for decline in political party power
A.) Decline of the patronage system
B.)Voters in MO no longer have to register as REPUBLICANS or DEMOCRATS before they can vote
C.) Voter may choose to vote for either party's primary elections, but not both
D.) Condidates can appeal to voters directly throught the use of TV and other forms of mass medis so parties are not needed as much
E.) Many voters no longer strongly identify themselves as DEMOCRATS or REPUBLICANS.