Aug 04, 2020
May 11, 2020 - May 15, 2020
The governor of Washington state holds the highest office within the state, heading the executive branch. Primary responsibilities of this position include: the enforcement of state laws, approving or vetoing bills passed by the state legislature, drafting a balanced budget to submit to the legislature, granting pardons (with the exception of impeachment), and convening legislature. The governor also has the ability to use line-item veto for bills that relate to appropriations. A line-item veto is also referred to as a partial veto, and pronounces the ability of the governor (in specific appropriation situations) to reverse or cancel specific provisions of a bill without needing to veto the entire legislative proposal. The governor also serves as the commander-in-chief of the Washington military. The governor serves a four-year term, with no limit on the number of terms served. The salary of this position is $166,981 per year.
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Washington Secretary of State-Elections, 520 Union Ave, Olympia, WA, 98504, US