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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Sales
  2. Types of Taxes
  3. what are poverty stats based on?
  4. block grants (federal grants)
  5. The General Revenue Fund
  1. a a census and are reported after general population figures are made available
  2. b The General Revenue Fund: supports the most state programs.
  3. c can be used for a broad range of programs; the state or local government recipient can determine specific uses within broad guidelines
    -while block grants made it easier for local and state governments to channel money into their needed projects a drop in the amount of federal dollars also accompanied this shift in the early 1980s
  4. d Sales
    Motor Fuels
    Motor Vehicle Sales, Leases
    Tobacco and Alcohol
    Insurance Occupation
  5. e added cents on almost everything you buy (hits the poor the hardest)
    A levy on the retail sale of taxable items
    Generates the most income of any tax in Texas

    State sets base rate at 6.25 percent
    Other units of local government may add as much as 2 percent
    Providing for an 8.25 percent sales tax rate in most areas of the state

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. promote public goals and try to protect against insecurities and risks
    examples:disability, unemployment, retirement, child welfare, illness
  2. recruiting new industries
    -government installations
    -encourage the expansion of small businesses
    -foster a "good" business environment
  3. a federally and state financed, state operated program providing medical services to low income people
  4. yes
  5. districts are primarily funded through local property taxes
    -the amounts of monies raised in districts can vary significantly and can create drastic difference in the funds available
    -due to this discrepancy poor districts have high property tax rates while wealthy districts can have low property tax rates

5 True/False questions

  1. contributory programresponsible for tax collection, investments, and the safeguarding of public funds.


  2. Clean Air Acta federally and state financed, state operated program providing medical services to low income people


  3. Personal Income TaxTexas' tax system is ranked 5th amoung states with the most regressive tax systems: meaning it is quite regressive
    -some tax advocates argue that we should institute a personal income tax to make our tax system more progressive


  4. Goldberg vs. Kellyparents of students in edgewood isd vs. texas comissioner of education, state of texas


  5. land quality problems in texas-erosion
    -loss of mineral deposits
    -erosion of beaches and shipping channels
    -destruction of landscape
    -where to put waste
    -what waste to store


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