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The largest source of state revenue was....

State taxes.

1

The state lottery.....

Has experienced declining revenue.

2

The Texas budget ....

Is balanced.

3

The Texas budget is prepared by....

The Texas legislative budget board.

4

Funds to finance state aide to local education are allocated directly from....

The foundation school fund.

5

The largest functional expenditures for the state were for.....

Education

6

The Texas sales tax system...

Penalizes the poor more than the rich.

7

The method chosen by legislature to insure equitable funding among school districts is...

Establishing a statewide tax to fund all schools at least partially.

8

The Texas tomorrow fund is about...

Paying tuition and fees at public universities.

9

A unique feature of Texas fiscal policy is...

It cannot go into debt without voter approval.

10

The Texas chief tax collector is...

The state comptroller

11

The lieutenant governor of Texas is...

David Dewhurst

12

In the next session, the legislature will face...

All of the above.

13

The Texas judicial system is...

Complex

14

If you receive a speeding ticket from the sheriff, you will normally pay your fine in ....

Justice of the peace court.

15

If you want to get divorced, you go to ..

District court

16

Murder cases are tried in

District court

17

Most Texans are selected for jury duty from a pool that only includes...

Registered voters and licensed drivers.

18

Nearly all judges in Texas are....

Elected.

19

A person convicted of a very serious crime may ultimately appeal to ...

The court of criminal appeals.

20

Criminal law violations are classified as

Felonies and misdemeanors

21

Probate refers to

Establishing the validity of wills

22

Texans have historically demanded a judiciary that is...

Accountable to the people

23

The case of Ruiz v. Estelle was concerned about

Prison overcrowding

24

How many applets courts are there at the highest level?

Two