State and Federal Government - The Similarities and Differences

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The differences that we see between state governments and federal governments, are mainly because the two governments have completely different jobs to do. The State of Colorado has a preamble that states: “We, the people of Colorado, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, in order to form a more independent and perfect government; establish justice; insure tranquility; provide for the common defense; promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution for the “State of Colorado”.” In The State Preamble some of the duties of the State Government are listed, such as establishing justice, insuring peace and safety, providing for…show more content…
The Governor of Colorado is John Hickenlooper, who heads the largest branch, the executive branch. The Governor is elected every four years, and is responsible for keeping track of and enforcing the state budget, and approving new laws. There are four other officials in the executive branch, which consist of: Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, and Attorney General. The Executive branch has many jobs, which include making sure that the law enforcement and other positions of authority are following the laws correctly, choosing the state board members and commissioners, maintaining and organizing all the maps, bonds, laws, books, and records deposited with the State, and serving as legal counsel to all other departments, branches, boards, divisions, bureaus, and agencies of the State. The Legislative Branch is also called the General Assembly, and is made up of a Senate, and House of Representatives. The Senate consists of 35 members, and the House consists of 65 members. The Legislative Branches main job is to consider suggestions brought to their attention by the Governor, or the Legislative members (the men and women working in the Senate or the House of Representatives). The Legislative Branch approves or denies these suggestions, and creates laws based on them. They also approve the state budget and write articles of impeachment should
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