State and Local Government|
Spring 2020 not offered
This course will cover the history of state and local government in America, the roles and functions of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches in state government, the interaction between federal, state, and local government institutions, state and local taxation and budget policies, the legislative process and how a bill becomes law in a state legislature, participation of the public in state and local government, as well as pertinent issues arising in state and local governments, with a focus on the Connecticut General Assembly.
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Two exams, one writing assignment, one oral presentation, reading summaries, class participation.
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Caroline B. Simmons is a State Representative in the Connecticut General Assembly, representing the 144th District in Stamford, Connecticut. Caroline was elected in 2014 as the youngest female state legislator. Caroline is the House Chairwoman of the Commerce Committee, a member of the Public Safety and Higher Education and Employment Committees, and the bi-partisan Young Legislators' Caucus and Women's Caucus.
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