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Now that you are familiar with monitoring and analyzing public policy, it’s your turn. You will write a public policy analysis about a state issue that interests you.


  1. Research a current public policy in the state of Florida, either recently enacted or under consideration. TheseResources will help you begin your work. The list below provides examples of popular public policy topics that may help you narrow your search:
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      care of the elderly or disabled

    • capital punishment
    • college tuition assistance
    • crime
    • crowding of jails
    • education
    • environment
    • health care
    • taxes
    • unemployment
    • wireless communications
  2. Use this Policy Analysis Template to write a public policy analysis. Be sure to include the following:
    • an explanation of the public policy idea, including text from the bill itself
    • the costs and benefits of the policy idea for different groups of people
    • your recommendation on the policy idea
    • reasons for and evidence to support your recommendation
    • MLA citations, in MLA Format, for your sources of information

You may find it helpful to view an example of a public policy analysis. This example references a law from the 1950s. Remember, your public policy analysis should be written about a current public policy.

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