STATE GOV 101

Just like the federal government, each state government has three branches.

E1_1_Legislative

State legislatures pass laws and approve budgets that impact our lives, and many state legislatures control voting laws and redistricting. Find out how your state legislature works.

E1_2_Executive

Governors are state leaders: they propose budgets, create policy agendas, appoint officials, veto legislation, and oversee the executive branch. State attorneys general are the chief legal advisors and chief law enforcement officers for their states. Learn more about your Governor.


E1_3_Judicial

The structure of each state’s court system is determined by state law or the state’s constitution.

E1_4_Elections