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Final Review

POSC 140
Braunwarth

This is a selection of some terms that might appear on the final; the instructor reserves the right to include topics on the final that do not appear on this list

The final is comprehensive, however it will emphasize chapters 7-13 in Lawrence, lecture material, and material from the assigned readings.

Davis, et al. Under the Perfect Sun

Propositions/Referenda

Urban Sprawl

Edge Cities

Impact Fees

Smart Growth

State-City Authority

Mayoral Power

Home Rule

Dillon’s Rule

Counties

Special Districts

School Districts

School Choice

Quality Schools

Sales Taxes

Income Taxes

Property Taxes

State and Local Government Spending

Education Spending

Welfare Spending

California’s Uninsured

California State Budget

Progressive and Regressive Taxes

User Fees

De-institutionalization

Sin Taxes

Indian Gaming

Immigration

Public Financing of Major Projects

Professional legislature

Prop 140

Casework

Reapportionment/Redistricting

Gerrymandering

President pro tempore

Rules committee

Committee system

Lobbyists

Cabinet

Limited gubernatorial powers

State of the State Address

Budget process

Plural executive

Civil service

Municipal courts

Superior courts

Appellate courts

California Supreme Court

Adversarial justice

Plea bargaining

Uniform Sentencing Acts

Determinative sentencing

Three Strikes law

"Tough on Crime"

"Build more prisons"

Judicial Elections

Class Speakers

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