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Do you think that governors should have significant powers? I know there are about 14 states, Texas being one that their governor has very little power. But why should these governors be allowed more?

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    In our democracy, it's the states' citizens who determine the extent of the governors' powers. I don't know of any situation in which I would change these policies. However, please check for other answers -- including from our Texas tutors.

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    I have read and heard for years that the Lt Gov in Texas actually has more power than the Gov does. Here's a webpage that will let you see what his duties are:

    I found that by going to and entering lt gov tx -- and you can find out this type of information about other elected officials in TX or any other state by altering the search words a little and then reading LOTS!

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