Public Government And Local Government

1182 Words Jun 22nd, 2015 5 Pages
Americans, when asked that what level of government they have the most involvement with and what impacts their lives the most, will certainly respond with ‘”state and local governments” as their answer. This is because state and local governments deal with issues that impact a person’s daily life such as schools, libraries, police departments, fire marshal, driver’s licenses, and more. The citizens of a particular state feel more comfortable in interacting with their state or local government because at these levels, the state and local governments are constantly adjusting to changes to meet the demands of their people. Under a state government, there are several state agencies that are designed to work with special areas like education, transport, and criminal justice, just to name a few. Similarly, under local government are local agencies that focus on areas like healthcare opportunities, transport system, school districts and more. In Texas, we have state and local level agencies that make sure to provide the best quality of assistance to every resident of Texas and this was proved to me when I encountered an incident that made me realize how important our state and local government is. On Monday, May 25th 2015 at 7:00 pm, I was locked down in a car with my family and some relatives due to the heavy flooding that recently took over Houston on Memorial Day. We were on our way to home from Downtown Houston, when we received flash flood warnings on our cellphones. Due to…
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