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North Carolina Government. Additional Information. Executive Branch. The Executive Branch of the state government of North Carolina is made up of : Governor Lieutenant Governor North Carolina Cabinet North Carolina Council of State. Executive Branch - Governor.

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North carolina government

North Carolina Government

Additional Information


Executive branch
Executive Branch

  • The Executive Branch of the state government of North Carolina is made up of :

    • Governor

    • Lieutenant Governor

    • North Carolina Cabinet

    • North Carolina Council of State


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Executive Branch - Governor

  • Governor Beverly Perdue is the highest executive officer in North Carolina. She is elected by the people for a four-year term and is limited to two consecutive terms in office.


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Executive Branch - Governor

  • Some of her duties include:

    • Offering pardons and reprieves to convicted criminals

    • Granting prisoners parole

    • Commander-in-Chief of the state National Guard

    • Ceremonial Leader of the state

    • Carry out state laws

    • Appoint officials

    • Prepare a budget

    • Propose legislation

    • Approve and veto legislation


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Executive Branch - Governor

  • The Governor’s veto power was established in 1996, and the Governor of North Carolina was the last state chief executive to receive it.


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Executive Branch – Lt. Governor

  • The Lt. Governor is the second highest office in North Carolina and is presently held by Walter Dalton


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Executive Branch – The Cabinet

  • The cabinet consists of heads of executive departments who are not elected by the people. This council is appointed by the Governor


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Executive Branch – The Cabinet

  • The Cabinet consists of:

    • Secretary of Administration

    • Secretary of Commerce

    • Secretary of Corrections

    • Secretary of Crime Control and Public Safety

    • Secretary of Cultural Resources

    • Secretary of Environmental and Natural Resources

    • Secretary of Health and Human Services

    • Secretary of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

    • Secretary of Revenue

    • Secretary of Transportation


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Executive Branch – The Cabinet

  • Secretary of Administration - Moses Carey

  • Secretary of Commerce - Keith Crisco

  • Secretary of CorrectionAlvin Keller

  • Secretary of Crime Control & Public SafetyReuben Young

  • Secretary of Cultural Resources Linda Carlisle

  • Secretary of Environment and Natural ResourcesDee Freeman

  • Secretary of Health and Human ServicesLanier Cansler

  • Secretary of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency PreventionLinda Wheeler Hayes

  • Secretary of Revenue Kenneth Lay

  • Secretary of TransportationGene Conti


Executive branch council of state
Executive Branch – Council of State

  • This Council consists of elected officials:

    • Lt. Governor

    • Attorney General

    • Commissioner of Agriculture

    • Commissioner of Insurance

    • Commissioner of Public Instruction

    • State Treasurer

    • State Auditor


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Council of State

Executive Branch – Council of State


The legislative branch
The Legislative Branch

  • The legislative branch of the state of North Carolina is the General Assembly.


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The Legislative Branch

  • The General Assembly makes the state laws of North Carolina called statutes.


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The Legislative Branch

  • It consists of two houses

    • The House of Representatives

      • 120 Members

    • The Senate

      • 50 Members

  • Legislators in both Houses serve two-year terms and it meets in Raleigh in the North Carolina State Legislative Building


Judicial branch court cases
Judicial Branch – Court Cases

  • State v. Mann (1829)

    • Protected Slave owners from murder prosecution

  • This is a decision in which the NC Supreme court ruled that slave-owners could not be convicted for killing one of their slaves.


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Judicial Branch – Court Cases

  • State v Mann (cont.)

  • Mann was originally found guilty by a jury of 12 white men and fined five dollars

  • The court overruled Mann’s conviction saying that slaves were absolute property of their owners and therefore owners could not be punished under common law


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Judicial Branch – Court Cases

  • Leandro v. North Carolina

    • Guaranteed competent teachers of all North Carolina schools

  • This case was originally filed in 1995. It involved 5 school districts from Hoke County that sued the State Board of Education for inadequate state funding to educate at-risk students


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Judicial Branch – Court Cases

  • Leandro Case (cont.)

  • In 1997, the Court issued a decision saying that all children in North Carolina have a constitutional right to a sound basic education.


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Judicial Branch – Court Cases

  • Leandro Case (cont.)

  • In 2002, Judge Howard E Manning issued his final judgment. He stated that every public school student is entitled to a classroom teacher who is competent, certified and well-trained, is entitled to have a school led by a competent well-trained principal and guaranteed a school that has the resources needed to carry out an effective instructional program.


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Local Government - Mecklenburg

  • The State Constitution approved in 1868, gave the citizens of all counties the right to elect a Board of County Commissioners to govern them.


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Local Government - Mecklenburg

  • From 1868 to 1968, Mecklenburg County was governed by a five member board elected at-large. The first seven-member board took office in 1968 and in 1994, the first nine-member Board took office. Six members are elected by districts and three are elected at-large


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Local Government - Mecklenburg

  • The Board's primary responsibilities are:

    • to adopt an annual budget

    • set a property tax rate

    • establish priorities to address the County's needs, especially in the areas of health, education, welfare and mental health.



Board of county commissioners
Board of County Commissioners

  • The nine-member Board of County Commissioners is the governing body of Mecklenburg County.  Elections are held in November of even-numbered years, and Commissioners elect a chairman and vice-chairman during their first meeting each December.  Six Commissioners are elected by district and three at-large Commissioners are elected by county-wide vote


Local government
Local Government

  • Council – Manager Plan

    • The council is elected by voters and then the council hires a city manager.

      • Curt Walton

    • The city manager oversees the city government.

    • The mayor acts as a member and the presiding officer of the council

  • Used in Charlotte


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Local Government - Charlotte

  • Mayor

    • Chief Executive of the city government. He is responsible for overseeing operation of administrative offices. He also appoints heads of certain departments


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Local Government - Charlotte

  • City Council

    • Passes city ordinances ( a statue enacted by city government) and approves the city’s budget. They are elected by the city’s voters. In larger cities member of the city council is called an alderman.


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Local Government (additional)

  • Mayor – Council Plan

    • The mayor represents only the city and not a member of the city council. The city council is responsible for making the laws for the city and adopting a city budget


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Local Government

  • Town/Township Government

    • Usually have mayors and a police chief depending on their size and their preferences. Most of them are usually governed by town councils


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Local Government

  • Town councils

    • Elected officials that pass town laws and approve the town’s budget


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Local Government

  • Special Districts

    • Special districts can be set up within a county, city or town

    • These districts of government are set up for a specific purpose.

      • Ex. Fire Districts, School Districts


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Local Government

  • School districts are governed by a school board which helps with the educational policy of the district.



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