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Texas Local Government Patrick Brandt Texas Local Government Recall that the Texas Constitution establishes a government that allows for self-rule. The local governments are created in the state constitution. This is a unitary system, a system where the local governments are created by the state.
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Texas Local Government Patrick Brandt Levels of Local Government County governments City governments Special districts Councils of Government
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Texas Local Government Patrick Brandt County and Local Govt. How is local government in Texas a form of checks and balances? Does this system make it more difficult to govern? What are the primary functions of county government?
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Texas Local Government Patrick Brandt Local Government Powers In a unitary system, all powers, functions, and responsibilities of local government are granted by the state government. This principle is known as the Dillon Rule , after a famous U.S. Supreme Court decision of the same name.
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Texas Local Government Patrick Brandt Responsibilities of Local Government Public education Police, fire services Sanitation Education Parks, recreation, libraries Some courts and judicial functions Share hospital districts with the state.
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Texas Local Government Patrick Brandt Examples of local governments? Counties Municipalities School Districts Special Districts I.S.D.’s CoG’s
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Government Patrick Brandt Local Government in Texas The state relies on counties government to carry out many of its functions. Some cities have more control over their own laws and
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