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  • Long Island Ny, Nassau County

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    Long Island NY, Nassau County Nassau County is a cosmopolitan society with different people from various demographical features. The most recent population census pegged the population at approximately 1,361,350 people (www.census.gov/quickfacts). Thus, it is safe to conclude that the population is slightly over 1.3 million people who have diverse cultural features or backgrounds. It is important to note that 76% of the total population is comprised of whites alone that are roughly 1,034,626 of the

  • Nassau County, Long Island: A Case Study

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    Nassau County, Long Island is a suburban county, completely surrounded by two bodies of water, the Atlantic Ocean and the Long Island Sound. Our four season climate with humid summers and snowy winters is due to the fact that we are a coastal area. Up until the late 1940s, when there was an influx of people who relocated from New York City Nassau County mainly consisted of farmland. By the 1950s, numerous young adults had come to settle down here essentially because the houses were affordable, schools

  • Texas Politics Essay

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    the state of Texas. Texas has 254 counties, the most of any state. Each county is governed by a five-member Commissioners Court, which consists of a County Judge (elected at-large) and four Commissioners (elected from single-member precincts). The County Judge has no veto authority over the decisions of the Court, s/he has one vote along with the other Commissioners. In smaller counties, the County Judge also performs judicial functions, while in larger counties his/her role is limited to the Court

  • General-Purpose State Governments

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    governmental functions, and counties, municipalities, and towns and townships all fall into this category. Special purpose local governments generally focus on a specific purpose and one function. Best known of these are the school districts. Regardless of name, it is state government that gives local governments of all types their legal life. Counties were created to function as appendages of the state, but modernization and population growth have put pressures on counties

  • I Am A Oldest Kid

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    probably kill me. She said I won’t kill you in a mocking tone. I learned to never make her mad again. I hope that I can forget this horrible tragedy and be a lot happier. Over this pleasant summer I went to visit my aunt, uncle, and cousins, at Whidbey Island, Washington. The boring and long plane ride was between 4.5 and 5 hours. After that we had to take a 2 hour

  • A Model Of Governance Through Capitalistic Ideals

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    Want to know a little known fact? Local government is one of the most influential factors in the American way of life, but it is not even mentioned in the U.S. Constitution. Essentially the Constitution set up national and state governments but leaves local governments out creating a gray area. This area has been filled with many different methods and types of government. One of the ideas which pertains to filling this gray area is the Tiebout model. In essence this is a model of governance through

  • Buffalo For Real Case Study

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    The narrative that gets told about a city influences public policies, economic development initiatives, and even civic morale and engagement. For example, in the case of Buffalo, pervasive myths about high property tax rates have influenced the public’s perception about the funding of public programs and fed the desire for irresponsible tax cuts. Similarly, stories that fail to acknowledge issues of poverty, inequality, and segregation marginalize certain groups and hinder constructive dialogue on

  • The Effects Of High Compliance Rate On Municipal City Of Portmore, Jamaica

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    Research Design and Methodology 4.1Introduction The purpose of this study is to find out what are the causes of the high compliance rate in property taxes in the municipal city of Portmore, Jamaica. Taxes are of essential importance to small developing countries as they do not have much needed resources. As further developments takes place in the municipal city property values will increase, hence the amount of property tax collected by the Portmore municipal council will also increase. This increase

  • Relationship Between State and Local Government Essay

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    Forms of Local Government The basis for county, city and special district governing and authority are laid out in the State Constitution and Government Code. Counties in California are responsible for providing limited services to unincorporated areas. The state Legislature created the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) in 1963 to control local government fragmentation. The Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) gives counties the power to tax, create special districts and annex unincorporated

  • The Ethical Theory Of Ethics

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    place? Should you simply condone the behavior, participate in it, or remove yourself from the situation? Is there more at stake here than just your own interests and prosperity? This essay will look at a case study involving corruption in a local county government. In this case, Jenny must decide whether or not to expose the rampant corruption prevalent in her workplace. Should Jenny turn a blind eye thereby avoiding any negative consequences, or should she expose these actions and possibly compromise

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