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Unformatted text preview: Debt Dedicated funds Revenue estimate and comptroller’s certification Budget execution authority Texas revenue by source and from what taxes (see figures 8.1 and 8.2, pp. 240-241) Federal funds, categorical grants, and block grants Progressive v. regressive taxes (and flat taxes) Figure 8.4: What constitutes tax equity? State spending by policy area (see figure 8.5, p. 246) School finance issues: public school system v. vouchers, funding equity, etc. Rodriguez v. SAISD (1973) Edgewood v. Kirby (1989) Robin Hood Hopwood v. Texas (1996) and affirmative action Top 10 percent law Health and human services policies From AFDC to TANF Privatizing public assistance? (see p.258 – 259) Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Transportation policy Trans-Texas Corridor Toll road controversy (see p. 263)...
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- Spring '08
- Texas Public Policy, Public Policy Foundation, Texas Texas Public