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We the People Chapters 26 & 27 Local govt and public policy

school district

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dedicated fund

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progressive taxation

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matching funds

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Robin Hood policy (as it pertains to Texas)

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Why are Texas counties so important?

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In Texas, what is the name of the officer who presides over the country commissioners' court?

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List 3 functions of county government

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Who serves legal papers at the precinct level of a county?

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Who is the chief law enforcement officer in the county government?

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Who prepares the budget in large texas counties?

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What is the most important social service provided by counties?

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What is the main difference between a home rule city and a general law city?

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Where is the mayor-council form of government most common?

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What is an at-large election?

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What is the chief financial officer for a city called?

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What is the most rapidly proliferating form of local government in Texas?

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What is the main difference between a special district and a county?

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Why is flood control managed through special districts?

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How are most special districts in Texas administered?

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What are the main sources of revenue for special districts in Texas?

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What form of taxation is NOT used in Texas?

STATE INCOME TAX

Who is responsible for the collection of taxes and other state revenues?

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What type of budget does the Texas legislature write?

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Why do Texas bydgets not run into debt?

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What limits does the Texas constitution place on welfare spending?

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What are the two most important agencies or offices responsible for preparing the Texas state budget?

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What is the greatest source of revenue for Texas?

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List one common criticism of TAKS testing

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What is the most costly state service in Texas?

EDUCATION!!!

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