Government Revenue and Spending


Texas History Conservatism and Contemporary Texas Government Revenue and Spending
Students learn about government revenue and spending in Texas. First, they study revenue sources and categories of spending from the 2016"“17 Texas state budget. Then they learn how local governments raise funds, and they explain why local governments are interested in attracting businesses to benefit from property taxes. Finally, they examine sources of funding for public education in Texas.

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In this experience, students learn about government revenue and spending in Texas. First they study revenue sources and categories of spending from the 2016–17 Texas state budget. Then they learn how local governments raise funds, and they explain why local governments are interested in attracting businesses to benefit from property taxes. Finally, they examine sources of funding for public education in Texas.

Objectives:

  • Identify the revenue sources and categories of spending of the Texas state budget.
  • Explain how local government raises revenue to pay for services.
  • Describe how Texas finances public education.


The Texas state government provides services in many areas: public safety and health, education, roads and transportation, and general government expenses. The local governments also provide services. How do the governments fund all these services? In this experience, you will learn how the government raises, budgets, and spends its money.

Objectives:

  • Identify the revenue sources and categories of spending of the Texas state budget.
  • Explain how local government raises revenue to pay for services.
  • Describe how Texas finances public education.




Withdrawing cash from an ATM machine


Personal finances refer to the money that you earn, save, and spend. Think about your own personal finances. How do you handle the money that you bring in and money that you spend? 


Using short phrases, list any sources of income you have. To post more than one, separate them with a comma, like this: sleeping, awakening.

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How do you make decisions about whether to save or spend your money, and what to spend it on?

Post your answer

Ask for volunteers to explain how they make decisions about their personal finances.


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