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Unformatted text preview: Texas Legislature Patrick Brandt Texas Legislature GOVT 2302 Patrick Brandt Texas Legislature Patrick Brandt Texas Legislature Patrick Brandt Texas Legislature Two main issues to consider: How does the Texas legislature compare to other legislature in terms of professionalization? How is the Texas legislative process different from Congress? Texas Legislature Patrick Brandt Professionalization Differences are in terms of professionalization. Less Professional legislatures are populated by good time Charlies. Want to be wined and dined. Run for office to advertise (lawyers) Often perceived as corrupt Often seen as unresponsive to state needs Texas Legislature Patrick Brandt Ways to increase professionalization Increase pay Increase staff Increase session length Texas Legislature Patrick Brandt Texas versus other states Texas legislature is hard to classify on the basis of professionalization....
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This note was uploaded on 10/07/2010 for the course GOVT 2302 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '08 term at Richland Community College.

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