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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Severance
  2. auditor
  3. state agency for environmental matters
  4. 3 water problems facing texas
  5. the 3 factors of finance
  1. a oversees state agencies to ensure the legality of their expenditures
  2. b tax on the production of oil, gas, and other minerals
  3. c Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
  4. d 1)water quality
    2)water supply
    3) water damage
  5. e 1)properties taxable
    2) tax rate
    3) per student allocation

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a census and are reported after general population figures are made available
  2. regulates emissions that lead to acid rain and deteriorates air in urban areas, and controls the release of toxic pollutants in the air
  3. A levy whose burden weighs more heavily on low-income groups than wealthy taxpayers

    Sales and excise tax
    Sales and excise taxes are regressive because lower-income individuals spend a greater proportion of their incomes on taxable items than do members of middle-and upper-income groups
  4. equality of opportunity
    assisting the poor
    relieve poverty
    (all controversial)
  5. no

5 True/False questions

  1. noncontributory programssocial programs that provide assistance to people on the basis of demonstrated need rather than any contribution they have made
    examples:TANF, Medicaid

          

  2. Non-tax Revenuea form of national health insurance for the elderly and disabled

          

  3. food stampsadded 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

          

  4. block grants (federal grants)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

          

  5. what was the average number of students in public elementary from 2008-2009-$40,934
    -5th poorest state in the US