Between 1922 & 1924 the Klan controlled every elected office in Dallas in both city & county government. 1922: the Klan’s candidate Earle Mayfield was elected to the US senate & Hiram Evans of Dallas was elected imperial wizard of the national Klan. Texas was the center of Klan power, nationwide (pg 13)
Entrepreneurs created other types of business to take place of the falling petroleum industry. Computer equipment, aerospace industrial machinery & scientific instruments became important in Texas economy. State began to export more goods. State was booming and even outperforming the nation as a whole (pg 17)
Provides that the constitution, laws & treaties of the national government (U.S constitution) take precedence over the constitutions & laws of the states (Pg 39)
Each has 3 branches of government (separation of power systems) (pg 48)
Each level of trial court has concurrent, overlapping jurisdiction with another level
Qualifications allow for those with no formal legal training can be eligible for a trial court bench (JOP or county judge) (pg 52)
During regular or special session of the legislature, amendments may be initiated & an absolute 2/3 majority must vote to submit proposed changes to the voters; governor cannot veto a proposed amendment (pg 53)
(447-448)When decision makers identify a problem that needs to be addressed it is placed on the policy agenda and debate ensures.
-intergovernmental-systems,intragovermental systems and federal mandates
A program that provides medical,income,death and burial benefits for workers who are injured,become ill or are killed at the job
A term that refers to an action of one govt or branch that requires another govt to act in a certain way
Towards the top in the country.Its among the states that release the most toxic pollutant,it the farthest from meeting the national standards. 1st and 2nd
The citizens of Midlothian were faced with the heavy smog of the cement plant owned by TXI, which the company used as fuel. The citizens created an awareness for the surrounding city, the organization Downwinders at Risk.
to illustrate how the wind/pollution travels
community or neighborhood that are economically distressed
STEP is a program that helps rural areas w/water. This is a self help program. Citizens are taking the initiative to act on this issue, rather than wait for the local or state govt to assist.
Shared between the national and state government
To solve many of American problems during the Depression of 1929
Working to influence national policies and legislation to benefit the people back home
(370) elected from a precinct/partisan election
(373) is the recorder of all legal documents ,issues all marriage licenses and is the clerk of both the county courts and the commissioner court
property taxes, user fees, inner city taxes
He wanted to bring more revenue, jobs and vitality to the city of Dallas. He knew that sporting events would bring people to the city that would increase Dallas’ value and keep citizens employed.
The Brimer Bill allowed the city of Dallas utilized additional revenue resources in order to fund arenas, convention center, libraries, zoos and other public work facilities.
It is an organization comprised of CEOs from more than 200 Dallas companies. Their mission is to impove Dallas and the business climate, combine race relations and communication and housing etc. To improve quality of live in southern Dallas.
Political culture: shared framework of values believes and habits w/regard to government and politics w/in a particular political system function. It is best described in TX as unusual partly because of the state’s great size, its geographic isolation until the 20th century, and the historical fact that it was an independent republic before joining theU.S. It is also distinctive because it is a mixture of the Old South and the West of the frontier.
(29,30)liberalism and conservatism (Texas is considered a conservative state)
Family-most important,the first thing a child learns.
School- very influential influence is strongly conservative
And the media
Child support: Enforcing states to implement a computer system that track deadbeat parents in order to collect child support
Devolution: passing the responsibility from federal government to state goverments.
-education,integration,prayers in classrooms
Near big bend national park in west Texas. high school students had to be up at 4am and endure a 2 hr bus ride to attend school in Alpine, TX. This didn’t allow students to have time for after school programs or part-time jobs.Many parents moved when their child made it to high school, which depleted the town’s growth. 1992, areas educations realized Terlingua needed to have their own high school Big Bend Education was formed to solicited donations grants came from 24 states and private donati
1 Point of view expressed with most of the mass media in texas?
most of them are conservative,they echo the bussiness point of veiw on most issues.
4 Importance of an idependent press to a democratic society?
8. How influential is organized labor in Texas? .
How does state laws handicap them?
10. Why were legislative attempts to regulate lobbying prior to the 1991 Ethics Bill weak?