New York State Government: 2nd Edition / Edition 2

New York State Government: 2nd Edition / Edition 2

by Robert B. Ward
     
 

ISBN-10: 1930912153

ISBN-13: 9781930912151

Pub. Date: 11/30/2006

Publisher: State University of New York Press

An expanded and updated edition of the 2002 book that has become required reading for policymakers, students, and active citizens.

Robert B. Ward’s New York State Government has been expanded and updated to provide a more thorough grounding in the state Constitution, the three branches of government in Albany, and the broad scope of state activities

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Overview

An expanded and updated edition of the 2002 book that has become required reading for policymakers, students, and active citizens.

Robert B. Ward’s New York State Government has been expanded and updated to provide a more thorough grounding in the state Constitution, the three branches of government in Albany, and the broad scope of state activities and services. Accessibly written, this book sheds new light on why and how New York State government changes over time in response to motivated leaders and the will of the people. The second edition includes new analyses of the following issues: the balance of budget powers between the Governor and the Legislature; state education funding in light of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity court cases; government reform issues in the state; and the often contentious relationship between Albany and local governments throughout the state.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930912151
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
11/30/2006
Series:
Rockefeller Institute Press Series
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
631
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments

1. A Broad Impact

2. Reform: Is This the Time?

3. The Upstate Challenge

4. The Governor and Other Statewide Elected Leaders

5. The Legislature

6. The Judiciary

7. The Constitution

8. Appointed Officials, Administrative Law, and the Bureaucracy

9. The Work force

10. State Government’s Biggest Job: The Budget

11. State Debt and Public Authorities

12. Health and Mental Hygiene

13. Education

14. Transportation and Economic Development

15. Labor and Family Assistance

16. Public Protection

17. Environment and Parks

18. The 3,166 Local Governments: History and Structure

19. The State-Local Paradox: Home Rule and State Mandates

20. The People’s Government

Appendix A — Federalism: What Is the Role of State Governments?
Appendix B — A Legislative Case Study: Domestic Relations Law

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