REMEMBER: Set Who Runs Our State
All North Carolinians will be affected by these co-equal branches of government.
COUNCIL OF STATE
(Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Auditor, State Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Commissioner of Agriculture, Commissioner of Insurance, Commissioner of Labor)
Includes the top 10 officials in NC’s executive branch, is led by the governor, and can call for special legislative sessions and determine the state’s financial future.
STATE JUDGES AND JUSTICES: NC COURT OF APPEALS AND SUPREME COURT
The state’s highest courts hold the governor and legislature accountable, make life or death decisions in death penalty appeals, and are the the final word on other appeals and interpretations of state laws.
STATE LEGISLATURE: NC SENATE AND NC HOUSE
The two chambers of the NC General Assembly hold the power to make state laws on everything from voting maps to environmental decisions to how many North Carolinians receive health care. They also use your taxpayer dollars to set the state budget, including resources for everything from roads to schools.