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Political economy of texas

Political, Economy of Texas


Political economy of texas

  • State and local government are funded by taxes

  • Property tax – property is taxed and funds

  • education

  • Sales tax – largest source of tax revenue

  • State and local governments receive federal funds for

  • projects

  • Federal funds – second largest source of tax revenue

  • – state and local governments collect fees

  • Licenses and permits, utilities, etc.

  • Interest on investments, state


Political economy of texas

  • RIGHTS OF TEXAS CITIZENS

  • Including, but not limited to:

  • Rights defined in the Texas Constitution and Texas Bill

  • of Rights (many of these rights are also in the U.S. Bill

  • of Rights)

  • Article One of the Texas Constitution (Texas Bill of

  • Rights)

  • Freedom of worship

  • Freedom of speech and press

  • Freedom of assembly

  • Protection from unreasonable searches and

  • seizures

  • Equality under the law

  • Fair trial and rights of the accused in criminal prosecutations

  • Rights of crime victim


Political economy of texas

  • PRINCIPLES AND CONCEPTS OF TEXAS CONSTITUTION TO THE

  • U.S. CONSTITUTION

  • Including, but not limited to:

  • Similarities and differences

  • Based on the principles of governments (See

  • 14A)

  • Three branches of government

  • Bill of Rights that list rights given to all citizens


Political economy of texas

  • Municipal level

  • Structure – city limits, MayorCouncilCity

  • Function – provide government services, police

  • and fire protection, emergency medical services

  • (ambulances), sewers and water lines,

  • inspection of health and sanitation rules, and

  • zoning rules that govern what kinds of buildings

  • may be placed in certain parts of the city.

  • County (254 Counties)

  • Structure – precincts: each precinct has a

  • county commissioner, headed by a county

  • judge.

  • Function – Help the state collect taxes, oversee

  • and administer law enforcement, and provide

  • services to the rural population

  • State

  • Structure – Representative and Senate districts

  • Executive Branch – Governor

  • Legislative Branch – Representatives and

  • Senators

  • Judicial Branch – Judges

  • Function – maintain highways and state

  • law enforcement, interpret and enforce

  • laws, a prison system, and a National

  • Guard, supports public schools, colleges,

  • universities, and public health


Political economy of texas

  • SOURCES OF REVENUE FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

  • Including, but not limited to:

  • State and local government are funded by taxes

  • Property tax – property is taxed and funds

  • education

  • Sales tax – largest source of tax revenue

  • State and local governments receive federal funds for

  • projects

  • Federal funds – second largest source of tax revenue

  • – state and local governments collect fees

  • Licenses and permits, utilities, etc.

  • Interest on investments, state lottery, and money

  • earned from public lands


Political economy of texas

  • PRINCIPLES AND CONCEPTS OF TEXAS CONSTITUTION TO THE

  • U.S. CONSTITUTION

  • Including, but not limited to:

  • Similarities and differences

  • Based on the principles of governments (See

  • 14A)

  • Three branches of government

  • Bill of Rights that list rights given to all citizens


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