American policy, raising taxes on fast food

1) Identify two written sources from interest groups/policy actors that relate to your topic (policy briefs, news releases, reports, etc. from associations, policymakers, political parties, etc).

2) By 5pm Tuesday, on your blog respond to the discussion prompts regarding your policy issue. Bullet your answers but be thorough in your thoughts.

a. List all the various policy actors, both inside and outside of government (Kingdon Ch. 2&3). Is a public budget involved in the issue?

b. How do these interest groups use or create focusing events, symbols and crises? (Kingdon Ch. 5)

c. Is the issue coming to consensus? If so, how, and if not, then why not (Kingdon Ch. 6).

I will attach an example.

American policy, raising taxes on fast food

find two in-depth articles. The goal this week is to find out more about your topic, and where in government that your topic takes place (implementation, adopting, adjusting, ext) , . Answer the prompts:

a. Summarize the issue in 2-3 sentences.

b. What values to you see in the policy?

c. What values do the policy actors see?

d. What values conflict do you see (Equity, Efficiency, Welfare, Liberty, Security)

American policy, raising taxes on fast food

using your policy news articles already posted (or more if you need more information. Bullet your answers but be thorough in your thoughts:

a. Explain how your issue displays each of the Stone Problems Symbols, Numbers, Causes, Interests, Decisions

b. Thinking about this weeks Stone chapters on Problems, how has the policy environment changed given the input of the interest groups? (If its possible to determine in the story. Think about the way Stone writes about how problems are framed.)

c. How has the policy or proposed policy reflected environment changes? In other words, how did the interest groups affect the tone or outcome of the policy situation? (Think about the Kingdon chapter.)

d. How would that policy outcome affect the policy environment in the future? Are there particular groups with more influence or power? How might the general (e.g., non-interest group) public might react to the policy and the interests presented?

e. Chose one of the interest groups position and argue against it in 2-3 sentences.

I will attach previous paper with resources which you can use as a reference for the topicand I will attach an example. I do not have the book but please try to find it or use the example attached as a guide.