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   Reading Assignments · Read the attached PDFs by John Kingdon, Chapter 6, 7 a

   Reading Assignments · Read the attached PDFs by John Kingdon, Chapter 6, 7 and skim chapter 8 from the readings. · Read the attached PDF by Beneveniste, Guy, MASTERING THE POLITICS OF PLANING, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 1989; Readings (Chapter 7)  Written Assignments Using the concepts and theories in this week’s reading (attached PDFs) assignment to analyze a current policy(you can use this link to  help decide a policy: https://www.isidewith.com/polls/domestic-policy) issue that has been legislated or one of the Rushefsky…

 Please also read the short article Why there’s no messing with Texas from cnn.

 Please also read the short article Why there’s no messing with Texas from cnn.com. Please write an essay of about 250 words which follows the prompts below. Please submit your essay to the Turnitin link found in the course module when complete. 1. The purpose of this essay will be to summarize Emanuella Grinberg’s article about the origin of the Don’t Mess with Texas slogan. 2. Write an essay that is organized into paragraphs and which uses the proper transitional words such as first…

Instructions: For this assignment, you are required to choose an essay topic (o

Instructions: For this assignment, you are required to choose an essay topic (only one) by visiting the websites listed under the heading Chapter Options below. Write one short essay (two or three paragraphs: minimum 9 sentences) on the article/topic you selected that includes the following: 1. Explain why you decided to research that topic 2. How does it relate to the chapter(s) covered in this module 3. Discuss whether you consider this site a good tool for learning about American politics.…

Assignment Details Police are called to Bob Smith’s home as a result of a compl

Assignment Details Police are called to Bob Smith’s home as a result of a complaint from neighbors regarding the several large dogs that are constantly barking on his property. Bob lives in a residential neighborhood that has experienced significant change and new development in recent years. While his home is surrounded by a new planned development with matching homes and yards, Bob wouldn’t sell to the developers, so his property still looks like a farm with several buildings (a barn,…

DISCUSSION 1  In your opinion, what are the biggest problems or challenges faci

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…

  Read the “Hydrofracking” article attacked below Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word

  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.…

  Identify an issue that involves federalism, then conduct research on how both

  Identify an issue that involves federalism, then conduct research on how both the US federal government and Texas state government addressing it (this requires examining the history, application and effectiveness of laws at both levels).  Pick one of the following topics: Women’s rights and funding for family planning Infrastructure development and funding Public education policy and the Common Core State opposition to Federal environmental policy Disaster management Affordable Care Act and Medicaid funding Joint law enforcement efforts to combat…

The Campaign: SLO #2 How much does it cost to run for office in Texas?  https:/

The Campaign: SLO #2 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…

  After reading the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Strategic Plan: Disc

  After reading the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Strategic Plan: Discuss the focus and direction of the strategic plan providing three ups (good things about it) and three downs (three things that could be improved) in the plan.   The nation’s Homeland Security organizations are constantly faced with an evolving and changing threat landscape. From terrorism, criminal activity, pandemics and diseases, to the threats of an ever-changing environment causing more intense and frequent natural disasters, homeland security organizations must stay…

  Strategic Plan Project Task: Students will select an organization that has a

  Strategic Plan Project Task: Students will select an organization that has a homeland security mission. Remember this is an organization not a subject/topic or mission. This assignment consists of conducting detailed research and analysis on a specific organization that has a homeland security mission and writing a strategic plan for that organization; taking it from where it is today to where it needs to be in three to five years from now. Remember, this is not an Emergency Operations…