Policy brief

The paper is a POLICY BRIEF on the HOUSE BILL43

Please follow the guidelines of the PDF attachment and instructions below.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

1) Title
a.) No more than 12 words total b). Appearing at the top of the first page of the policy brief in some fashion 

2) Executive Summary
a.) Provided as the first paragraph on the first page of the policy brief b.) Consisting of at least 100 and no more than 150 words total 

3) Introduction Section
a). A thorough statement of the issue/problem that the selected piece of legislation seeks to address b) The narrative in this section should be supported by the academic and/or public media sources consulted** 

4) Message Section
a.) A thorough description and critique of existing policies or programs including if they are or are not working to address the issue/problem b.) A statement as to why the selected piece of legislation should be supported/defeated/amended supporting material for the introduction c.) The narrative in this section should also be supported by the academic and/or public media sources consulted 

5) Policy Implications
a.) A brief discussion of alternative options, their effects, pros and cons, etc. 

6) Recommendations
a). A direct statement of how you would like the intended reader to act in response to your position on the selected piece of legislation 

NOTES: Additional material such as boxes & sidebars, case studies, tables, graphics, etc. may be added as deemed necessary as long as they are illustrative of the problem/issue the selected piece of legislation intends to address or if the additional material supports the students selected position. DO NOT add extra material solely for the sake of aesthetics or to take up space! 

Must include three (3) peer-reviewed academic references (journal articles) and three (3) public media (newspaper articles, op-ed pieces, etc.) that support their position. The references do not need to be cited altogether as in a literature review section. Rather, the references should be used as appropriate and properly cited according to APA format throughout the policy brief to support the students chosen position. The reference list does not need to be double-spaced. A reference list should be provided toward the end of the policy brief though not on a separate page. The formatting of references in the reference list should be properly formatted according to APA style with the exception being that the list does not need to be double-spaced. 

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