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    Medina, Minnesota, “a prosperous, suburban edge City” is the place I call home. Now, living in the 82,575-person college town of Bloomington, Indiana, makes my quaint little hometown of 5,221 seem irrelevant. Being away from home for the first time in my life makes me appreciate the state of Minnesota more than I ever expected; I can even say that I miss my little area of the world, Medina. Initially when presented with this project I thought I would focus on Minneapolis, a city of 400,070, because people here in Indiana have actually heard of it. Medina seemed too small, but after looking at it during Thanksgiving break, I realized that it truly was a microcosm of Minnesota and how unique some of its characteristics are. There are three important aspects of Medina that once looked at, gives a good overview of what the city of Medina is like as a whole, and these aspects are migration, political geography and environment. Migration because the idea of home, and settling in an area is an integral part of the Minnesota way of life. Although there isn’t a quantified statistic to represent the retention rate of citizens in Minnesota, many people who live there, have family history in Minnesota and plan on staying or ending up back Minnesota due to the its unique lifestyle. Political geography, because it is connected to the way of life, it’s important to know the type of people and their values in a state and how that has an effect on the area. Environment, because many…

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    Reason Case was accepted for investigation: On 10/28/17, Hennepin County Child Protection accepted a report of alleged physical abuse, domestic violence of Mia Yelle by mother’s partner, Andy Rognes. Per reporter on 10/24/17 Any Rogness was in the garage drinking wine and became angry because he was out of cigarettes. Per reporter mother was about to open the door and boyfriend slammed through it and hit mother’s head against the wall. Per reporter it is unclear if the door hit mother, which…

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    Types of external considerations within Rutherford County are related to natural disasters, political disasters and macroeconomic shifts, including inflation, rate of growth, and unemployment. As a measure to offset natural disasters, we have relationships with other counties across the state coordinate efforts with our Emergency Management team. Indeed, the county 's mitigation planning efforts consist of local, state, and federal assistance. Unfortunately, there are few measures to plan for…

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    Haoyu Zhao PUP432 10.15.2015 Case Brief Contractors And Builders Association Of Pinellas County V. City Of Dunedin Background Context Until the 20th century, the general law in Florida stipulated that local governments could only obtain funds from public revenues as they had no authority to taxes. The local government made the realization that these funds were insufficient for running the everyday affairs of the growing county. For this reason, the county turned to private sources…

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    Public Campaign Finance

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    City-states of the ancient world were one of the first political entities with democratic governance. Part of the democratic process is authorizing individuals to make decisions, holding these individuals accountable, and for these individual to be responsive to the needs of the community (Pitkin, 1957). Today, cities have low levels of democratic participation that hold elected officials accountable and authorize them to have the power to make a decision. At the same time, a majority of the…

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    the User-Friendly Budget may not create further citizen engagement based upon the research. Research has shown that by studying the budget process in all 50 states, we ended up with a wide variety of requirements. The only similarity that appears through this study was that state governments are primarily only concerned with the first step of informing the public. There is no requirement or mandate beyond this to narrow the gap between government's creation of the budget document and citizen…

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    Pivot Table / Chart Report Exercise There are four observations in the pivot table, and the one part of pivot table report is about the annual adult care facility, total number of census, SMI and SSI. The other part is about New York State Population, total population and total number of race and ethnicity distribution. The results that I received are come from the data Adult Care Facility Annual Survey and New York State Population. I use the pivot table or chart to get the observations. At the…

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    state and there is no forcible way of directing citizens to participate in the budget process. Research has shown that by studying the budget process of all 50 states, we ended up with a wide variety of requirements. The only similarity that appears thorough this study was that state governments are primarily only concerned with the first step of informing the public. There is no requirement or mandate beyond this to narrow the gap between governments creation of the budget document and…

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    Jill started a new job as a count/verification assistant for the Johnson County Board of Elections. After completing her degree, she believed she would have the greatest chance of making a difference in her community and society as a whole. She had completed the counties required training and briefings, read and agree to the terms of the Statement of Secrecy, and she would have no problem with acting impartially at all times and respect confidentiality of material handled. Mark the senior…

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    Whitley County Case Study

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    The form of county which is most closely approximates utilized in Whitley County is the Council-Elected Executive. This is describe an elected official in the U.S Commonwealth of Kentucky who is the head of the executive branch of a government in the county. He or she is usually knows as the Judge Executive or County Executive. He or she was before a member of the Fiscal Court, the county's legislature. County governmental organization is characterized by diversity not only from state to state…

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