Nebraska State Constitution Article IV-6

Article IV-6


Supreme executive power.

The supreme executive power shall be vested in the Governor, who shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed and the affairs of the state efficiently and economically administered.


  • Neb. Const. art. V, sec. 6 (1875);
  • Amended 1920, Constitutional Convention, 1919-1920, No. 13;
  • Transferred by Constitutional Convention, 1919-1920, art. IV, sec. 6.


Legislature cannot through appropriations exercise or invade constitutional rights or powers of executive; Legislature cannot administer appropriations once made. State ex rel. Meyer v. State Board of Equalization & Assessment, 185 Neb. 490, 176 N.W.2d 920 (1970).

The supreme executive power is vested in the Governor. Wittler v. Baumgartner, 180 Neb. 446, 144 N.W.2d 62 (1966); State ex rel. Beck v. Obbink, 172 Neb. 242, 109 N.W.2d 288 (1961).

All officers and employees of executive department who are not appointed for a definite term are removable at will of Governor. State ex rel. Beck v. Young, 154 Neb. 588, 48 N.W.2d 677 (1951).

As to the executive department, the supreme power is vested in the Governor. State ex rel. Howard v. Marsh, 146 Neb. 750, 21 N.W.2d 503 (1946).