The executive power of the State shall be vested in the Governor. Although the governorship as a state office is as old as the General Assembly, dating from the 1776 constitution, it assumed its present dimensions only in the 1868 constitution. Just as legislative power connotes the power to legislate or make laws, so executive power connotes the power to execute or enforce the laws: The governor is duty-bound to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed” (Article III, Section 5, Subsection 4). 1. Election and term. The Governor and Lieutenant Governor shall...
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