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The Executive Branch and Policy Process

The process that a policy must go through can be complex and scrutinized at every stage. In saying this, legislation and executive branches continually look for balance that appeases both branches, while maintaining public support. For the executive branch, regardless of the level government must sustain public support because the majority of them are elected officials.

Define and discuss the role of the executive branch in each of the five stages of the policy process.

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Presidents (federal), governors (state), and mayors (local) are members of the executive branch at each level of the government. These three elected officials automatically maintain majority public supported due to elections. In saying this, the influence they have during the five stages of the policy process on legislation and supporters are limited, but great in nature. During the first stage, problem identification, these three officials often are following up with promises made on the campaign trail. After the problem has been identified, it ...

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Presidents (federal), governors (state), and mayors (local) are members of the executive branch at each level of the government. These three elected officials automatically maintain majority public supported due to elections. In saying this, the influence they have during the five stages of the policy process on legislation and supporters are limited, but great in nature. During the first stage, problem identification, these three officials often are following up with promises made on the campaign trail. After the problem has been identified, it continues to the agenda setting stage. These executive officials will utilize their new office by bringing it to the forefront of public to gain support, which ultimately influences legislative offices.

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