UH Local Government Developme

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Section 1: (From Chapter 1) Trace the development of the reform impulse within the federal government during the John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson administrations.  In other words, how did the federal government come to be more interested in helping local governments solve their problems?

Section 2: (From Chapter 2) Explain the historical roots as to why the state of Texas traditionally choose not to get overly involved in the problems facing local governments. It was also reluctant to accept help from the federal government. What were some of the forces that brought about a change in these attitudes?

Section 3: (From Chapters 3–8) Discuss two important projects that H-GAC implemented for the region or discuss two situations within its service region that H-GAC helped to improve (or one of each).

Section 4: (From Chapter 8) Analyze how the Financial Controller (Bill Prince) and his co-conspirators managed to embezzle or misspend nearly $2 million from H-GAC in the 1980’s.

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