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  • Since I want to make this a state law, I am going to call Maria Sorolis. She is my State Representative. I hope she will introduce this idea as a bill in the Kentucky Legislature.
  • Hello I am Jonathan. I don't like bullying. I want there to be a law that fines bullies $100 every time they bully somebody. 
  • My first level of government is the city of Prospect. My next level of government is the state of Kentucky. And the federal government is my third level. 
  • If I wanted  my anti-bullying bill to be a city bill, I would contact a member of my city council. And if I wanted my idea to be a federal bill then I would have contacted my federal representative or senators. 
  • The US Constitution  divides the federal government into three branches to make sure no individual or group will have too much power:     Legislative—Makes laws (Congress—House of Representatives and Senate); the Executive—Carries out laws (president, vice president, Cabinet, most federal agencies);  Judicial—Evaluates laws (Supreme Court and other courts)
  • States are modeled after the federal government. They all have three branches of government including the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches.    The head of the government in each state is the governor.   Every state  has  two houses similar to the federal government; this is called a bicameral legislature. 
  • Most State's Judicial Branch is similar to the Federal system where there is a State Supreme Court and then lower courts below them that handle the day-to-day cases. 
  • Below the state government is the local government. At the first level is the county government. The next level is the city or town.   Cities, or municipalities, often take care of things like police and fire departments, local courts, public transportation, streets, signs, and parks 
  • The main responsibilities of the Executive Branch is to uphold the laws that Congress makes and to sign bills in to laws.
  • The  main responsibilities of the  Legislative Branch to make laws. The main responsibility of the Judicial Branch is to interpret laws according to the Constitution.
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