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U.S. Government: State

Texas State Resources

State Government Resources

State versus federal government

State government has power over federal government for legislation and enforcement in the areas of criminal, welfare, real estate, business contracts, inheritance, personal injury, and shares responsibility with the federal government in the area of education. Those powers are distributed between the state and local governments.

When researching, consider which level of government bears responsibility in regards to your topic. This varies between states.