Remember: writing matters!  This is to be original writing.  Use full sentences-no bullets or listings. Use the sources above for your assignment. Do not copy/paste the source�s content or any other source.  Do not use wording and/or phrasing from these or any other sources. See syllabus for further explanation regarding plagiarism and academic integrity.

Instructions: Answer the following questions and submit your answers an MSWord document at Course Activities: Assignments.  Your submission will automatically be screened by Turnitin.

Remember: writing matters!  This is to be original writing.  Use full sentences-no bullets or listings. Use the sources above for your assignment. Do not copy/paste the source�s content or any other source.  Do not use wording and/or phrasing from these or any other sources. See syllabus for further explanation regarding plagiarism and academic integrity.

The 86th session of the Texas Legislature began January 8 and ended May 27, 2019.� Approximately 140 days are given to propose, deliberate and pass laws. Using the Texas Legislative website at http://www.legis.state.tx.us/, look up two (2) Senate or House bills (SB or HB) that were proposed in the Texas Legislature during this session. �Be certain you identify the correct year and legislative session. ���

1.  For each bill, describe the purpose of the bill and identify the author of the bill.�

2.  Why is this bill a good policy to adopt, or, conversely, why would this bill be bad policy for Texas?� What groups, voters, political parties, etc would support and/or oppose this bill?

3.  Discuss the actions taken for the bill?� For example, what was the final vote in the House and Senate?� Has the bill been voted on in both the Texas House and Senate? �Has it been signed by the Governor?� Is it, therefore, a law?

4.  Finally, do you support or oppose the bill.� Why or why not?

 

GOVT 2306

INTERNET EXERCISE

Interest Groups

Sources:

�  Texas Voices for Justice: http://texasvoices.org

�  Association of Texas Professional Educators:� www.atpe.org

�  Texas Campaign for the Environment: https://www.texasenvironment.org/

�  See Interest Groups, C. 6

Instructions:

Review C. 6 and then go to the websites listed above.� Answer the following questions and submit your answers an MSWord document at Course Activities: Assignments.  Your submission will automatically be screened by Turnitin.

Remember: writing matters!  This is to be original writing.  Use full sentences-no bullets or listings. Use the sources above for your assignment. Do not copy/paste the source�s content or any other source.  Do not use wording and/or phrasing from these or any other sources. See syllabus for further explanation regarding plagiarism and academic integrity.

1.  Go to each website and navigate through its information.  How did each organization begin and what are the mission and goals of the group?�

2.  See C. 6 about interest groups type.� Use the descriptions of these types to answer the question.� Select a group and identify what type of group it is based on your chapter�s description.� Explain why.

3.  Go to one website and identify and discuss one (1) issue the group wishes to promote or affect?� What does this group recommend that government do or not do?

4.  See C. 6 about interest group strategies. Use these strategies to answer the question.� Select a group and explain how the group engages in specific strategies.

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