North Carolina’s Executive Branch Duties of NC’s Governor Carries out laws. Appoints non-elected members of Cabinet. Prepares state budget. Obtains grants. Delivers State of the State Address. Can veto. Calls General Assembly into special session. Pardons, reprieves, & commute sentences of state offenders. Appoints judges to vacancies. Oversees the state militia. Has emergency powers. Leader of the state Requirements of NC Governor Must be at least 30 years old. Must be a resident of NC for 2 years. Must be a qualified voter. Must not have been impeached, convicted of malpractice or any other felony. Must be a 5-year US citizen. NC’s Governor Pat McCrory Elected on Nov. 6th Republican Serves 4-year term Former mayor of Charlotte Lives in the Governor’s Mansion in Raleigh NC’s Lt. Governor Dan Forest Elected on Nov. 6th Republican Only 2nd Republican since 1887! Serves 4-year term Is an architect Duties of Lieutenant Governor Secedes Governor. President of NC Senate, but can only vote in the event of a tie. Is a member of the Council of State. May have other duties assigned by the Governor. NC’s Secretary of State Elaine Marshall First elected in 1996, re-elected in 2012 for fifth term 1st Woman in position 4-year term Democrat Duties of the Secretary of State Oversees all records. Certifies all elections. Signs and records all new laws. Preserves all state historical documents. Is a member of the Council of State. NC’s Attorney General Roy Cooper Serves a 4year term First elected in 2000, reelected in 2012 for 4th term Democrat Duties of the Attorney General Serves as the “People’s Attorney.” Protects individual citizen rights. Provides legal advice to state and local agencies. Conducts special investigations and prosecutions. Oversees SBI, Consumer Protection and other state law enforcement. Is a member of the Council of State. NC’s State Treasurer Janet Cowell Serves a 4-year term First elected in 2008, re-elected in 2012 1st woman to hold office Democrat Duties of the State Treasurer Responsible for receipt, custody, and disbursement of all state funds. Invests state funds. Provides financial advice to the Governor and other state institutions, agencies, and offices. Is a member of the Council of State. Budget Activity http://www.budgetchallenge.org/pages/home What is the governor’s role in budgetmaking? What area did you cut the most? Did you raise taxes? If so, on what? What was the easiest part of the challenge? The hardest part? What impact would your budget have on California? Explain at least 2 areas.