The Executive Office of The State of California governs the some 38 million residents of the land of milk and honey. The governor, who holds executive power of the state, ensures that California's laws are executed, as well as appoints state department heads and judiary members. The governor's cabinet consists of secretaries of state agencies. The cabinet advises the governor concerning the state's needs and implements policy. All bills established by the legislature must receive the governor's approval before becoming law.