Assignment 6

Review both the state senate and house budget proposals and write an essay (no less than 5 paragraphs) that includes the role of the presiding officers and why those two positions (include the positions and names of those individuals) are considered the most powerful governmental positions during a Texas legislative session and which branch each belongs to.  Include in the essay 3 items in the budgets (meaning 3 from each house) that you find concerning and why, as well as the methods of funding items that is proposed for each of the houses.   Of the 3 in each house one must relate to funding for higher education, which might have a direct impact on you as a college student.