Should the state maintain this system of uniform governance of counties?
Posted in the Texas Government Forum
#1 Sep 14, 2011
The Texas Constitution dictates the existence and structure of counties regardless of size or situation. Should the state maintain this system of uniform governance of counties or amend the Constitution to allow home-rule counties like municipal governments? why? i am curious to hear opinion on both sides, after we discussed this subject in my government class today.
#2 Dec 9, 2012
With limited discretionary authority, but with a great deal of responsibility, local governments often find it difficult to respond effectively to the needs of their citizens. However, Texas should maintain a system of uniform governance of counties. Some counties think they have a little too much power, cities becoming involved in high-profile controversial issue. For example, in May 2007 voters in Farmer Branch, a Dallas suburb approved a ban on the rental of apartments to illegal immigrants. I feel that local or subdivisional governments should exercise only those powers given to them by the central government.
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