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Power between federal and state governments

1. Read the article at the link https://www.texastribune.org/2021/10/12/texas-businesses-vaccine-requirements-greg-abbott/, then respond to the prompt.

2. The response to the prompt must be at least 200 words comprised of your original thoughts informed by the blog post and the textbook readings. The post should not include quotes.

PROMPT:

Since the days of the Founding Fathers, the balance of power between federal and state governments has increasingly shifted in favor of the national government. The federal government has been accused of preemption, where the national government is dominating many policymaking powers of the states that have been recognized as their responsibilities under reserved powers. In the case of COVID vaccine mandates, as discussed in the article, do you believe that the federal government has succeeded in shifting the balance of power in its favor against the interest of the state of Texas?