Government 1

Watch the video clips below and answer the following questions. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.  After viewing/reading, please post a brief reflection on what you learned. What sticks with you most after hearing these stories? What solutions might exist within Texas politics to these problems? What role do you think government can/should play in addressing these issues?  Texas is a low-tax state with a conservative legislature that spends very little. This comes at a cost, particularly to those individuals within the state who need government to spend on social programs. 
 1. How does the political culture of Texas lead to the election of a state legislature that focuses on conservative policy outcomes that lead to low spending on social services? Do you think the benefits of having a low-tax state outweigh the consequences of spending little on social programs like health care? 

 2. In your view, what policy solutions could/should be implemented to address the issue of 25% of Texas children living in poverty?