Concept of State Government

State government

A state government is the government of a country subdivision in a federal form of government, which shares political power with the federal or national government. A state government is a unit of government that specifically makes and enforces laws for a state. A state government may have some level of political autonomy or be subject to the direct control of the federal government.

Functions of state government

  1. Foreign Relations – Diplomacy and Defence
  2. Incubate special research, business, and development, such as small businesses, space research, job training, unemployment insurance and more.
  3. Protect and regulate the sustainable use of natural resources.
  4. Enforce and regulate fair and responsible business practices. Included in this is monitoring monetary policy, giving consumer protection, and regulating banking practices.
  5. Determine and enforce civil laws of property and conduct. This includes the freedoms of the press, religion, and rights of property.
  6. Provide public goods and services for the well-being of the community as a whole, such as infrastructure, vaccination programs, disaster relief, fireworks shows, public parks, basic healthcare, subsidized housing, public education, and public utilities.

 

 

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