How much does it cost to run for office in Texas?

How much does it cost to run for office in Texas?

https://www.texastribune.org/2017/03/01/heres-how-much-texas-candidates-spent-vote-general-election/
How will you raise money? (read this handy info from the Texas Democratic Party before you violate any campaign finance laws:  https://www.txdemocrats.org/act/run-for-office )
What interest groups will support/oppose you?  Go to https://votesmart.org/interest-groups/TX/#.WXjT4ojyuUk and identify two (2) interest groups that you think will support your campaign, and two (2) who will oppose your campaign.  Explain why, referring to your platform.

What’s your SLOGAN? 
 Design a campaign sign.
Which newspaper, official, celebrity endorsements will you seek? Why?
How do you get out the vote? Given your issue stands, what voter groups do you need to target?  What is (refer back to the district analyses documents on your current legislator’s homepage).

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How much does it cost to run for office in Texas?

How much does it cost to run for office in Texas?

https://www.texastribune.org/2017/03/01/heres-how-much-texas-candidates-spent-vote-general-election/
How will you raise money? (read this handy info from the Texas Democratic Party before you violate any campaign finance laws:  https://www.txdemocrats.org/act/run-for-office )
What interest groups will support/oppose you?  Go to https://votesmart.org/interest-groups/TX/#.WXjT4ojyuUk and identify two (2) interest groups that you think will support your campaign, and two (2) who will oppose your campaign.  Explain why, referring to your platform.

What’s your SLOGAN? 
 Design a campaign sign.
Which newspaper, official, celebrity endorsements will you seek? Why?
How do you get out the vote? Given your issue stands, what voter groups do you need to target?  What is (refer back to the district analyses documents on your current legislator’s homepage).

1-1.5 pages

What are the biggest problems or challenges facing state and local government these days?

DISCUSSION 1
 In your opinion, what are the biggest problems or challenges facing state and local government these days?  What do you see happening in the future regarding these problems? Will they get worse? Or will the states create solutions for them? 

DISCUSSION 2
 
Using Hurricane Katrina or Hurricane Sandy as an example of intergovernmental relations, what are some advantages and disadvantages of local, state, and federal governments working together? How efficiently did the various levels of government work during Hurricane Katrina or Hurricane Sandy? What could have been done differently?

RESPOND TO THESE STUDENTS POSTS

JACK POST
 
The biggest problem facing state and local governments these days are a growing population and shrinking resources to aid these populations, also in my local area affordable housing is a real issue, if people can not afford to live somewhere then it is hard to work in that area, it’s hard to love in that area period.

GERALD POST

 
The biggest statement that faces state and local government would be the issue with gun control.  Just last week, another shooting happened at Aurora.  The shooter had been in trouble before, and he wasn’t even allowed to buy a gun.  I just don’t see a solution to this problem.  This has been happening too frequently these last few years.  Even at my job, I sometimes fear that there might be a mass shooting.
 
SCOTT POST
 
Some really good points here about resources.  I think that water is going to be the major issue in the latter part of this century and the next.  I am fearful that the western states are going to run out of water and then what?  I am curious as to why people thought it was a good idea to build these huge communities in the middle of the desert.  This is not a shot at those who live there, but at the developers who only thought about short term profit without thinking about the resources it takes to live in these communities.  Thoughts?

JESSICA POST
 
In my own personal opinion, I believe that the biggest challenge for both state and local governments is obtaining a sufficient amount of funding. As I had discussed in my Powerpoint presentation last week on the subject of local government, the main issue for our mayor in our town was not enough funding. It is the same with state governments. State governments lack proper funding for schools in most states, for example. I do not see this changing in the foreseeable future, but who knows, maybe the federal and state governments can put their heads together and begin to cooperate better.

Describe the ways in which different levels of government interrelate.

 
Read the “Hydrofracking” article attacked below
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper based on the Hydrofracking article. Include the following points in your paper:

Describe the ways in which different levels of government interrelate. What solution are the different governments trying to achieve?
Identify the advantages and disadvantages in the ways that the governments involved work together.
Provide a possible solution to the current way of hydrofracking that would be better by having different levels of government work together. Include ways in which communication between the governments might be improved.
Identify a way for local and state governments to both stimulate their economies while being respectful of the environment.
Provide an example of a current issue near your home that involves multiple governments and the ways in which they do or do not work together effectively. Examples could include environmental, educational, or technological issues.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Explain why you believe or do not believe that exceptions to the Exclusionary Rule should be made.

Please include answers in your main posting for the following questions. Support your answers with your research. You must provide meaningful feedback to the main postings of at least 2 of your classmates.

Explain why you believe or do not believe that exceptions to the Exclusionary Rule should be made.
Select 3 exceptions to the Exclusionary Rule, and cite your reasons for their validity and any reason why the exceptions may be in error if you believe any of them are in error.

Role of Leadership.

 Reading Assignments:
Role of Leadership 
· Read the book of Gerston “Public Policy Making”, Chapters 2, 4, and Chapter 3 pages 44-57.
· Read the book Rushefsky “Public Policy in the United States”, pages 1-17 or the whole chapter 1.
· Read the PDF attached file of “Kingdon on Interest Groups”

Written Assignment Paper instruction: The topic is “Obama 2009 Economic Stimulus Bill”: 

Analyze how and why this policy got on the public agenda. Discuss the actors within and outside of the government that can influence the development of policy both positively and negatively. In addition, there are various triggering mechanisms that impact on the success and failure of public policies. 
My paper should include the following : (1)  Demonstrate how Gerston’s triggering mechanism elements discussed in chapter 2 can be applied to the “Obama 2009 Economic Stimulus Bill” (the chart on page 30 may help in your understanding of these concepts); (2) Gerston discusses internal triggering mechanisms (this is on page 30 of the book) that you should use in your analysis particularly social evolution if it applies; and (3) discuss the applicability of the media and interest groups to the policy as discussed (on pages 54-56 which is Chp 3 of Gerston). Also consider information covered in the readings dealing with Kingdon’s take on the role of interest groups in the lesson and Rushefsky reading should provide insight for this assignment as well. Finally, look at Gerston’s Chapter 4 on the roles and realities of policy makers and comment as necessary.  

My paper should be 3 pages in length, double spaced and contain at least 3 citings from the reading materials. Please use only the book for the in-text citation or citings. I prefer at least four citings or more. 

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