1. Discuss the political culture of Texas. Do you accept what Professor Elazar has identified as the dominant political culture in Texas? Identify the legislative tools of persuasion available to the governor and describe how they are used to influence the legislative process. Explain which tools are most effective Describe the historic evolution of the Republican Party in Texas. Identify and describe four types of taxes that fund state (not local) government. Explain the relative merits of each tax in terms of generating revenue.