Local Government

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What does a county assessor do? How do local governments get the money to operate? What are some of the responsibilities of local government? You can find the answers to these questions and more in 'Local Government.' As you go on this guided tour through local government, you'll learn about both county and city governments. You'll discover why some cities have mayors that run the city, while other cities are run like small businesses, with a city manager-council government. ...
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Overview

What does a county assessor do? How do local governments get the money to operate? What are some of the responsibilities of local government? You can find the answers to these questions and more in 'Local Government.' As you go on this guided tour through local government, you'll learn about both county and city governments. You'll discover why some cities have mayors that run the city, while other cities are run like small businesses, with a city manager-council government.
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Gr 3-5-These books offer good information for students beginning to explore and understand the purposes and functions of different governmental systems. In World, two-page chapters explore democracies, communist and socialist states, monarchies, and other systems with attention to international organizations such as the United Nations and NATO. The functions of city, county, and school districts are explained in Local. The three branches of government in the U.S. and the process of a bill becoming a law are briefly outlined in National while State covers capitals, taxes, leaders, and legislature. Appealing layouts feature many full-color photographs, diagrams, and color-coded maps. These simply written titles provide a bridge between the "New True Books" (Children's) and the "I Know America" series (Millbrook).-Gayle Modrall, Presbyterian School, Houston, TX Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432927110
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 9/15/2009
  • Series: Kids' Guide to Government Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 635,279
  • Age range: 9 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: 990L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

What Is Government? 4

Local Government 6

County Responsibilities 8

County Government 10

Local Government in Action 12

City Governments 14

City Responsibilities 16

More City Jobs 18

City Mayors and City Councils 20

City Managers 22

Suburbs and Towns 24

Electing City Government 26

Paying for Local Government 28

Schools: A Special Case 29

Glossary 30

Find Out More 31

Index 32

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