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  1. May 2, 2017 · JS: But as we saw with previous Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who was governor before Greg Abbott, sometimes it's not necessarily the powers of the office, but it's longevity. BP: Right. What that allows you to do is have a majority of people that you have appointed.

  2. May 2, 2017 · The Texas Legislature is in full swing. And, while lawmakers debate a flurry of bills ahead of sine die, we're answering some of your questions about what goes on under the granite dome for our TXDecides project . Greg Abbott seems to make the news more often than governors in other states I've lived in.

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  4. The governor of Texas heads the state government of Texas. The governor is the leader of the executive and legislative branch of the state government and is the commander in chief of the Texas Military. The current governor is Greg Abbott, who took office in 2015.

  5. Apr 4, 2022 · Obviously, the executive powers of the governor of Texas resemble those of the country' other 49 state governors. Nevertheless, different state laws and state constitutions give other governors more executive powers while some other governors are given less.

  6. The Governor performs more or less the same duties performed by the President, only that his are at a much lower level, the state rather than the national level. The President operates the federal government with assistance from Congress and defines the roles of the state governments.

  7. Texas has had chief executives with the titles of governors and presidents since 1691. These were under the flags of: (New) Spain (governors, 1691–1821) Mexico (governors, 1821–1836) Republic of Texas (presidents, 1836–1846) United States of America (governors, 1846–1861 and 1865–present) Confederate States of America (governors, 1861 ...

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