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The government of New Jersey was established by the New Jersey Constitution of 1947, the current state constitution. It comprises three branches: the executive, headed by the Governor of New Jersey; the legislative (consisting of the bicameral New Jersey Legislature, consisting of the General Assembly and Senate); and judicial, headed by the New Jersey Supreme Court.



The Legislature is responsible for the appointment of the New Jersey State Auditor, the only state officer which is appointed by the legislature. The legislative branch contains two houses, a 40-member Senate and an 80-member General Assembly, both based in the Trenton State House.[1]


The state executive is the Governor of New Jersey. He heads the executive branch, which is organized into departments, which may not number more than twenty according to the constitution. Temporary commissions may be allocated by law for special purposes outside of the departments. As of 2010, one of the departments may be headed by the Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey.

The Governor is responsible for appointing two constitutionally created officers, the New Jersey Attorney General and the New Jersey Secretary of State, with the approval of the senate.

There are eighteen departments and fifty-six agencies.





The state court system of New Jersey comprises the New Jersey Supreme Court, the state supreme court, and many lower courts.


  1. ^ New Jersey Legislature New Jersey Government

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