**Peer Reviewed reference provided** If additional references are needed, please do not hesitate to branch out. Let me know if any clarification is needed. Submit a one to two page proposal to the appropriate dropbox by the date specified in the course calendar. The proposal should: Identify the topic in one or two paragraphs: Summarize the central issues of the policy topic you will be addressing Describe the current status of the policy or topic as it relates to the differing roles and/or positions of the federal and state governments Describe why this policy is important to Texas and the United States Cite each of your academic journal articles (not supplemental sources) at least once in the paragraph using correct MLA in-text citations. Include the Works Cited or Reference section with the three (at a minimum) peer-reviewed academic journal articles that will form the basis of your policy paper. These three references must be cited in the final policy paper. Additional sources can be added (and should if a good grade is desired), but they cannot be removed without permission after the proposal is approved. In-text citations and the Works Cited or Reference section must be formatted using MLA citation style. Other MLA formatting elements (e.g. header, page number format, etc.) are not used in this assignment. Do not use block quotations (or any quotation that exceeds three lines of text) or first person in the proposal or final policy paper!