University of Western Kentucky State and Local Government Questions

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Part One: Answer one of the following: 1.In regard to state and local government:

a. Define political parties and discuss their functions and roles. b. Discuss Direct Democracy and Direct Action.

2. Discuss the following aspects of crime in regard to state & local Government:

a. The crime explosion and its impact and crime reductionand its impact.

b. Policing and law enforcement.

3. Discuss:

a. The major functions of the state legislature and the importance of a professional legislative staff.

b. The major influences on a state legislator’s policy choices and voting record.

Part Two: Answer one of the following:

1. Discuss:

a. The major powers of the governor and the major roles of the governor.

b. The functions and powers of the state bureaucracy.

2. Discuss:

a. The two different types of local government: General Purpose and Single Purpose.

b. Local political leaders and their roles in local governance: mayors, city council, bureaucrats.

3. Discuss: In Regard to state and local government:

a. Economic development, Housing b. Transportation,Environment.

All your answers must be from the state and local governments perspective.

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Running head: STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

State and Local Government
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STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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State and Local Government
Part One
Question 3
a.) Major Functions of the State Legislature
A state legislature refers to a body that contains representatives from various districts, and
have the power to make or change laws of a state. The state legislature has three major roles
including; (1) balancing power; (2) representation of people and; (3) making laws (Anzia &
Jackman, 2013). Generally, state legislatures have a political affiliation. However, the legislature
is tasked with balancing power between the governor and the executive branch of the local
government. When enacting bills into laws, the state legislature opinions and choices should be a
representation of the views of their constituents. The enacte...


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