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Chapter 6 . Vocabulary. powers shared by the national and state governments. concurrent powers. the introductory part of a document; a statement of purpose. preamble. the act of distributing something according to a plan. apportionment. an actual count of the people. census.

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chapter 6

Chapter 6

Vocabulary

board of public works

group composed of the governor, secretary of state, state auditor, attorney general, statetreasurer, commissioner of agriculture, and state superintendent of schools

board of public works

the highest court in the state

the highest court in the state

supreme court of appeals

family court

state court that hears cases involving divorce, annulment, separate maintenance, family support, paternity, child custody, visitation, and domestic violence

family court

amount spent

amount spent

expenditure

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a tax structure that divides income into brackets and taxes each bracket at a different rateWest Virginia

graduated income tax

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a tax for items residents purchase from other states through mail-order firms, catalogs, and televisionshopping networks

use tax

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tax levied on specific products such as gasoline, beer, liquor, firearms, and cigarettes; sometimescalled a luxury tax

excise tax

a tax on the amount and value of the minerals and materials severed taken from the earth

a tax on the amount and value of the minerals and materials severed (taken) from the earth

severance tax

the form of government for the state s counties commission has at least three members

the form of government for the state’s counties; commission has at least three members

county commission

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law

statute

a political unit smaller than the county may be classified as a city town or village

a political unit smaller than the county; may be classified as a city, town, or village

municipality

charter

similar to the state or federal constitution; includes the city’s official name, boundaries, and powers; official permission to operate something, such as a colony

charter

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council form-a form of municipal government in which the people elect both the mayor and councilmembers;

mayor

council

manager form-a form of municipal government in which voters elect council members who set policyand pass ordinances and who hire a professional city manager to handle the city’s daily operation

council

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a form of municipal government in which voters elect individuals to specific administrativepositions,

commission form

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