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# The State Constitution bans the Legislature from reducing

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The State Constitution bans the Legislature from reducing [#permalink]

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27 Aug 2006, 14:19
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The State Constitution bans the Legislature from reducing the benefit package of state and local workers during their employment, but it does allow improvement of the package. Thus, the governor's veto power remains as the only possible obstacle to the new pension enhancement program for recently hired public school teachers.

The author of the argument is assuming which of the following?

A. The government wants to reduce the benefit package.
B. The new pension program is not part of the benefit package.
C. The Legislature supports the new pension program.
D. The governor will probably veto the new pension program.
E. The State Constitution permits the governor to reduce the benefit package of the employees during their employment.
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27 Aug 2006, 17:02
anyone taking a shot at this one?
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27 Aug 2006, 17:06
I think C??
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27 Aug 2006, 20:36
C.

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27 Aug 2006, 20:47
Straight (C)
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27 Aug 2006, 21:08
C...the argument assumes that the legislation will aprove the new pension program since only the governors veto is considered as the only obstacle. Nowehere is it stated that the legislation has approved the pension program so it has to be assumed
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27 Aug 2006, 22:48
Yes, it must be (C). I would also be willing to bet that it is an LSAT CR.

Just for clarification, the governor and state Legislature are not one in the same. From wikipedia:

"In the United States, the title governor refers to the chief executive of each state, not directly subordinate to the federal authorities, but the political and ceremonial head of the 'sovereign' state. The governor may also assume additional roles, such as the Commander-in-Chief of the State National Guard forces (when not federalized), and the ability to commute or pardon a criminal sentence. U.S. Governors serve four-year terms except those in New Hampshire and Vermont, who serve two-year terms.

In all states, the governor is directly elected, and in most cases has considerable practical powers (notable exceptions with very weak governorships include Texas), though this is moderated by the state legislature and in some cases by other elected executive officials. They can veto state bills."
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28 Aug 2006, 01:25
Straight C here...

"Thus, the governor's veto power remains as the only possible obstacle" hence it is clear that the legislature supports the new pension program
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28 Aug 2006, 03:48
Yup C... and surely a LSAT CR...
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28 Aug 2006, 06:37
GMATT73 & sumitsarkar82.. You could have bet all your money and won it all!
Yes, the OA is C and Yes the CR is an LSAT one!

Good work guys!
28 Aug 2006, 06:37
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