Tuesday, July 17, 2012
"The citizens paying that fee … they don't know it's the state, they're going to look at the local official and say, what the heck are you doing?" Said Elna Christopher from the Texas Association of Counties. Budget cuts that are at the state level are directly effecting how local county governments are able to run. In this article in The Texas Tribune these situations are recognized. I feel this runs into the problem of people not knowing what is going on in government nationally, statewide, and locally. By becoming aware of changes that will be made two things could potentially occur. 1-people can better prepare themselves to deal with these budget cuts, and 2-there could be less of a havoc when people are "surprised" some of their resources have been limited or cut.