Texas Government - Unit 3 Presentation
Few people focus on local government
We demand decentralized government
and still do not participate
Creatures of the State
Local governments derive their
powers from the state
Texas Government (GOVT 2306)
Grayson College, Government Department
The death penalty remains a very controversial element of the criminal justice system. This
assignment will provide students the opportunity to explore opposin
Political Culture and
Unit 1 Presentation
Texas, a Land of Contrasts
Contrasting interests impact the states political system.
Before we are able to understand the system, we must know more about the
Texas Government 2306.A03
Type of Course/Delivery Mode
This is a lecture-based course that will meet three hours per week.
Four exams will be administered during the semeste
Discuss the process of passing a bill into law. Include both committee and floor actions of both
houses of the legislature as well as the actions of the governor.
There are 16 steps to a bill becoming a law listed as followed, introduction in the House, f
Describe the official qualifications to register and vote in the state of Texas. What changes could
you suggest to increase voter eligibility?
The official qualifications to vote in Texas are as follows, be a native-born or naturalized citizen
of the Unit
Describe the structure, selection, and function of the Texas Railroad Commission.
The Texas Railroad Commission does not have that much to do with the Railroad it is, primarily
engaged in regulating natural gas and petroleum production (Page 371). It is a
Provide a basic understanding of the role of property taxes in local government financing,
including a description of the role played by the county tax appraisal districts. What problems
can you see arising from the use of property taxes? If the property
Describe the interest group practice of electioneering. Explain the role and influence of
Political Action Committees (PACs) in this process.
Electioneering is defined as, Active campaigning by an interest group in support of, or
opposition to, a candidat