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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 25, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas February 2007 HERALDZEITUNG Page 9A PERRY CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Governor has issued 65 executive orders a Lewisville Republi is asking the Texas Attor ney Generals Office for a ruling on the executive orders legali ty Judge Stephen Yelenosky ruled Tliesday that Perrys 2005 executive order to speed up the coal plant permitting process was invalid and nonbinding on the State Office of Administra tive Perry has issued 65 execu tive orders since taking office in December most of them far less controversial than the ones on the cervical cancer vaccine and coal Gubernatorial executive orders are tightly constrained in scope under the state consti said Austin attorney Steve a longtime constitutional Through executive the Texas gov ernor can create task forces or advisory groups and announce his Bickerstaff said The governor cannot through an executive order direct a state agency to do any Bickerstaff Ted a spokesman for said the governor views his role as leading the and thats what he is doing with his order telling the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to adopt mles requiring the vaccine against the human papil or HPV Rick Perry Hes not creating any new authority for the agency thats being Hes not grant ing them Hes direct ing them to use authority they already Royer Bickerstaff wasnt surprised by Yelenoskys ruling that the governor doesnt have the con stitutional authority to control the timeline for the coal plant He has no inherent Bickerstaff Its not an order at It is an opinion expressed by the The constitution spells out specific powers for certain and the governors pow ers include appointing boards and vetoing leg islation and calling 30day spe cial legislative All the powers that are not given to someone are vested in the Bickerstaff the lieutenant gover nor and House as leg islative hold a great deal of The arrangement is rooted in a constitution enacted in 1876 in the postCivil War peri od of Framers of tiie constitution were react ing to the tremendous power the Reconstruction governor held and wanted to limit future Texas is unusual for still hav ing that type of constitution other southern states have since changed to a strong gov Bickerstaff Texas tried to do it in the but said who took part in that constitutional Environmentalist citizens groups raised the weak gover nor scenario in court Tuesday when they succeeded in block ing Perrys fasttrack executive order on Attorney David Kahne said there arent any powers vested in the gover nor and that Perry was grab bing power he didnt have under the All the governor gets is pres Kahne a former lieutenant acknowledged short ly before taking office that the true power of the governorship lies in the use of the bully pul But Royer adds his boss is not limited to that The bully pulpit is a tremen dous asset for any governor but the office is not designed as an empty he The the job of gover is to and thats what the governor has not only by various executive orders but by putting forward solutions in the If lawmakers pass a bill that overrides his cervical cancer vaccine order and the gover nor signs it into it would take precedence over his exec utive Royer Perry hasnt said whether he would sign or veto that if it reaches his CARPET Si THE FLOOR DEPOT IH is 210 7 I M 210 7316236 Custom Designs Blinds HIGHEST Q A I I VV W K S I PRICE S CUSTOM SIIADKS SHUTTKRS 80 OFF 2 Wood Blinds 75 OFF Cellular Shades Vertical Blinds 35 OFF Custom Shutters 25 35 OFF All Drapery Fabrics FREE ESTIMATES 830 Canyon TX Garv Nita Martin 35 Years in Business Do You Have Asthma If you are at least 12 years you may qualify for a medical research Qualified participants will be compensated for participation in this If you are interested in learning please call CENTRAL TEXAS HEALTH RESEARCH 705A Landa New TX 78130 830 6090900 CONNECTIONS IM nil I U IAHIIV ttlAH Connections thanks everyone who made our 9th annual Fore the Children Golf tournament Play It Foreward Party a success DIAMOND 1PON10R JR CERIEX PLATINUM JPONfOft c o n G A JL COW JPON10R 5 TCB AECOM PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT UP Miller Miller Insurance INKIND 1MN10M Frost Bank WCRC FROM HERE WMTWIUMNKt Librados MEXICAN FOOD W r RMOtO tllVIR WON50R DARRIU HARRIET f OLLKRCIR
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