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2 types of public policy
economic policy
social policy
economic policy?
affects economic activities
e.g. subsidies
social policy?
affect well-being of citizens
e.g. aid to the poor
what is texas' role in national policy innovation
not policy innovator, usually follows the federal government's lead.

public policy therefore comes out of inaction, not action (Texas likes to do nothing)
what happens during problem identification
public or elite opinion expresses some problem with policy
who usually identifies public policy problems?
media, interest groups, political parties, etc.
what happens during agenda setting
issue competes for space on congressional agenda, bureaucratic agenda, media agenda

identify all alternatives

key actors: think tanks, media, government officials