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The Iowa State Constitution, 2nd Edition by Pettys, Todd E (9th February 2018)

Part Two The Iowa Constitution and Commentary, Art.IV Executive Department

From: The Iowa State Constitution (2nd Edition)

Todd E. Pettys

The Supreme Executive power of this State shall be vested in a Chief Magistrate, who shall be styled the Governor of the State of Iowa. Section 1 , which introduces the Iowa Constitution’s treatment of the executive branch by giving the governor the “Supreme” authority to put the state’s laws into action, continues to stand in precisely the same form that it took in the state’s first constitution, ratified in 1846. 1 By vesting the “Supreme” executive power in the governor, Section 1 ’s language differs from that of the U.S. Constitution, which vests “[t]‌he...
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