The State We’re In

Episode 02: How the three branches of government work together

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Call it “Government 101.”

What powers do the governor, state House of Representatives and state Senate have in Pennsylvania?

What role do the different levels of courts have in deciding whether laws adhere to Pennsylvania’s Constitution, settling disputes in civil cases or the guilt or innocence of a person charged with breaking the law?

The three branches of government are designed to work together but are independent of one another to enact, implement and interpret laws.

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