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Represents the state, signs and vetoes legislation, agrees to decisions made by the Board of Pardons and Paroles and makes some political appointments, but not that many compared to other governors. It's a relatively powerless governorship.

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The Texas Governor is unusually weak, since they don't make any executive or judicial appointments (virtually all of them are either elected or appointed by the legislature) and therefore have little executive power. They are also only allowed to grant pardons that are recommended by the Board of Pardons and Paroles. The Governor's key power is to sign or veto legislation, and this can be overriden by a 2/3 vote in both chambers.

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