While researching the weaknesses of Texas legislature sessions, I notice the short amount of time given to make some major decisions along with the pay that the members of legislature receive. For me ,140 days of every odd year for members of legislature to meet with decisions regarding bills that will become laws maybe a little compressed. Another weakness that could be considered is how low the income for the members are. Typically, when a person is not paid well they do not take the initiative to achieve the overall goal, nor are they motivated due to other factors that may have their attention. However, I must admit that the process a bill must go through to become a law is a strenuous if not worthy one. The problem would be how many bills
Amaya 2 Marlene M. Amaya Professor Sharifian GOVT-2306-73011 5 May 2018 The Committees I will be discussing the three committees that I would potentially serve in the Texas House and Senate; should I be elected for the position and or positions. There are several committees in the Texas House and the Senate that all play a significant role in the services and aid provided to the residents of each state; particularly speaking when it comes to the state of Texas. I will explain the functions of each committee and why my placement in such committees are justified. Additionally, the reason it serves my district’s needs, and how it emphasizes my experience and interests. As well as, the constituent service I would be most inclined to do, the type
Amit Sharma Paudyal Prof. Sharifian GOVT 2306 17 Nov. 2017 Committees of Texas House of Representatives After winning the election, there are many committees which we can serve. As a Texas House of Representative, I would like to serve on committees related to Higher Education, Transportation, and Public Health.
Jiten Patel Sherry Sharifian Govt 2306 May 7, 2017 Controlling Over Texas According to Texas senators they have a control to rule on Texas. Recently they have ban on Fracking and all individual control over it going to exit. It is going to be under legislative control. Public option pays an important role in government decision related to state government. According to the report local control highest benefit gets to country in their past and upcoming projects and problem related to benefits. According to their experience, many politicians who are successful they believe in local control to get success and some past presidents also.
In Political Science, students will learn various topics on how governments run and on how Texas government runs. Changing Relationships between the Federal Government and the States, Issues in Texas Party Politics, and Strategies: The Quest for Political Power stands one of the topics that were covered in this course. I will explain the Strategies: The Quest for Political Power in depth regarding on how interest groups can influence government policies and various of the accidents throughout the past few decades of government history that involves of interest groups influence.
Now a day’s Texas is growing profoundly, but as it cultivates so does its problems. One of the major issues facing Texas today is in the education department. The matter ranges from school funding to standardized testing. Not only are students themselves complaining about the matters at hand but also parents, some teachers, and even state legislature. There have always been five major issues in Texas education; school finance, school choice, expanding pre-kindergarten, school calendar, and testing. Of these issues you could never think of them separately because no matter how hard you try they will, in the end, affect one another.
Bijay Acharya Professor Sherry Sharifian GOVT 2306 3 Nov. 2017 Running for Office in Texas To be a successful officer, one needs to take concern on various aspects such as running for elections, organizing campaigns for publicity, building offices, utilizing available resources and maintaining the balance between funds and expenses. The amount of money spent by the candidate is not the only factor to get elected which means that the candidate who spends a large sum of money doesn’t necessarily win the election. Sometimes, the candidates who spend small sum of money also get elected whereas sometimes, the candidates who spend large sum of money get elected. However, there is no doubt that funding is essential to run for office in
As the Senate member, I will shape the Texas higher education system to suit the 1955 Education Amendment to ensure that public schools are well standardized to provide the foundation of the higher education system is enhanced. I will surface all the technicalities concerning the choice of public schools by ensuring that all public schools conditions are standardized and that all the social amenities that make teachers choosy are provided in the required proportion for equal education in public schools.
Gaurav Sharma Professor Sherry Sharifian Texas Government 2306 SLO#3 April 24, 2017 Local Control in Texas In Texas, there are very many functional Interest groups and lobbyists that operate effectively influencing the policy-making processes. The Interest groups and lobbyists are in close association with policy-makers whereby they act as negotiators of democracy to the citizens who cannot reach the legislatures (Texas Vox: 1). This has impacted local control in Texas greatly. However, the nature of laws that have been passed recently in Texas shows that the policy-makers are diverging from interest from the citizens and favoring individual groups and companies. The following essay will address the impact depicted by Interest groups and lobbyists
It has been stated that Texas has been encountering many issues leaving questions about their future in education. A high degree of students are not completing high school therefore, leaving Texas with an unskilled workforce for the upcoming years. Texas is being left with a vast group of individuals that lack the necessary education and skills needed to earn a living, and subsequently requiring assistance from the government later on. Now, it is not to say that all the fault is due to the lack of student cooperation but also the school board, and teachers themselves.
Through the years, education has been an immense portion of the expenses and importance in Texas. Education comes from school; therefore, the public should have access to a substantial quality of education. The schools are also substantial businesses in Texas, which is what the state represents. Texas’ school districts receive mixed funds for the students’ education. It consists of state, local, and federal funds. However, the majority of the funds for schools come from local property tax. This is taken from the Texas education code, which state how the schools will be funded, curriculum requirements, and etc. It may seem like schools allocate a fair sum of money for its students; however, there are many conflicts related to the inflation of requirements needed for education. The major issues consist of expenditure per student, intradistrict funding policies, high percentage of
“The Texas Legislature is the most important representative institution in the state” (TEXT 201). The Texas legislature performs a great number of functions, but one of the main functions is lawmaking. Hundreds of bills are drafted but it is not easy for that bill to become law. Roughly every two years, the legislature gathers to carry out laws about issues of allocating resources, benefits, costs, and the behavior of state residents. Policies and proposals for constitutional amendments are looked at ranging from small local issues to statewide issues. The state legislature also plays a significant role in state finances through its power to tax. It has the power to decide if tax increases or decrease are necessary, budgeting for and financing
As per the research done and going through the given websites of house committees and Texas senate, I discovered various committees committed to numerous fields which are required for the sustainable development of states. As per http://www.house.state.tx.us/committees, I managed to find plenty of committees working under house committees such as agricultural &livestock, business&industry, culture, recreation and tourism, economic & small business development, and so forth. Also, going through the website of Texas senate; http://www.senate.state.tx.us/committees, numerous sessions of standing committees such as administration, agricultural, water and rural affairs, education, natural
SLO1 I choose Texas state senate and I went through all the data and picked some data according to the Texas Senate District 16 ACS 2010-2014. 1 Talking about the age group I found more percentage of age between 18 to 64 years and least is 0 to 4 years. So, people from adolescent to adulthood are more compared to another age group in district and state as well. According to this result, state should more develop. Similarly, English is a primary language in the USA but according to data, it seems very well English speakers are only 28.5%. I was wondering if the population is more age between 18 to 64 are more than how comes English speakers less are they are not American? Did they try to figure out why and how it comes less English speakers?