Tennessee and Its Government. By: Sarah Jayne. Directions. Before you begin this WebQuest fill out the “Know” and “Want to Know” sections of your KWL chart. Write about things you believe the state government does and what the people that live in Tennessee have to do.
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By: Sarah Jayne
If a member of the Tennessee state senate wants public schools to have more buses and wants the state to pay for them he or she has to propose a law, also called a bill, to spend more of the state's tax money on buses for schools. If the bill gets passed by the house and senate it becomes a law.
The GOVERNORand the people who work for him will then enforce the law. That's the job of the executive branch. The governor will spend money to buy more buses.
The problem is when people spend money other people are not always happy about it. Let's say, for instance, that some parts of the state complain that they aren't getting all the money that they are supposed to get under the new law. They might file a lawsuit in court to challenge the way the law is being enforced. That lawsuit might go all the way to the Tennessee Supreme Court, which might change the way all the new school bus money is being spent.
This is a picture of the Capitol Building in Nashville.
What are some things good citizens do?