State government

How US state governors are elected and the decision-making powers they have

Each state has a system of government similar to the structure of the federal government.

Montana, for example, has:

  • A governor (Steve Bullock) who maintains the government of the state and suggests new laws or spending plans
  • A legislative building with two law-making bodies – the State Assembly and State Senate. Both must agree before decisions become law
  • A State Supreme Court which is the highest court of appeal in Montana and interprets state laws