1. The main goal of a political party is to
a. win elections.
b. work with foreign nations.
c. create bureaucracies.
d. formulate law.
2. The document that lays out a political party's core beliefs and policy proposals is the
a. party platform.
b. party d
Chapter 6 Quiz
1.) The aggregate of individual attitudes or beliefs about issues is known as
a. approval ratings.
b. belief networks.
c. national mindset.
d. public opinion.
2.) Marvin believes the government acts in its own best
TEXAS ECONOMIC &
Texas Ranks Best and Worst
The Texas Economy
Economic Statistics for Texas
Fiscal Policies of Texas
Sources of Revenue
Spending in Texas
Social Policies in Texas
THE TEXAS LEGISLATURE
Powers of Legislature
History and Trends in Membership
Who holds the Power in the Texas Legislature?
The Budget Process
Highlights of 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013
Sessions of the Texas Legislature
2003 and 2
CITY (HOUSTON) &
LOCAL GOVERNMENT/POLITICS IN TEXAS
Population Trends in Harris County
The Structure of City Government
Home Rule v. General Law Cities
THE TEXAS JUDICIARY
The Texas Judiciary
What makes the Texas Courts unique is bifurcation There
are two (2) highest courts
The Texas Supreme Court 1) hears civil cases, 2) establishes rules for
lower level civil courts, 3) conducts proceeding
1. What are the various forces that affect the laws in the State of Texas?
The laws in the State of Texas are affected by various forces and they are
derived from all levels. In the state, the Constitution and the amendments are the
highest legal authorit
critical aspect = delegation of responsibility to other people to make choices on the behalf of us
power of government is held by the people
people give power to leaders they elect to represent them and serve their interests
#1-After reading Chapter 1 in Texas Politics, what is your interpretation and experience
with the political culture of Texas? Please explain.
After reading chapter one in the textbook, I interpreted that the political culture of
Texas is constantly changi
Proposal in precise legal language to change something
6276 bills introduced in 84th legislature
General bills-affect all people and property in Texas
Special bills-create expectation from lae for people and property
Most important way to influence
Unit 1: A system of representative government works when citizens are informed and
can hold their elected officials accountable for their actions. Find an article or op-ed
addressing one of the subjects we discussed during Unit 1, writing 100 words explai
Here isa review sheetthat might help youpreparefor Exam#2. Asyoureview thelistofterms,
think about being able to define each in 45 sentences. You should be able to provide a brief
PSCI 2306 Exam Review #1- What is it? Why is important? Example?
Empresario-someone who had been granted the right to settle on Mexican land in
exchange for gathering and taking responsibility for new settlers
in the early roots, Moses Austin organized An
1. When are Dr.Goodmans office hours?
Monday 11:30am-1:00pm; Wednesdays 2:15pm-3:15pm
2. Where is Dr.Goodmans office?
University West 246
3. What is the due date for the first exam?
4. How many absences am I permitted before
Dr. Craig Goodman
8 April 2016
As we all know, taking the course PSCI 2306 is pretty much mandatory since we live in
the state of Texas. Although this certain Political Science class is needed, this class is still
Interest Groups in Texas- The PowerPoint
They complement and compete with political parties
o Tortured history of party politics
o One party domination
Defining Interest Groups
Interest groups work to influence government policy in a
variety of ways
o A p
Political Science Chapter 4
The Legislative Process
THE ACTORS IN THE PROCESS
150 members of the House and 31 of the Senate
Other groups of actors: public, interest groups,
lobbyists, legislative staff, the press
THE CONCEPT OF POLITICAL CULTURE
Political culture- shared values, beliefs and behaviors
regarding government and politics
o Develops over time through process of political
Encompasses many players including voters