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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872894716
  • Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Series: State and Local Government Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 215
  • Product dimensions: 7.63 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations     1
Democracy Disaster   Valsin A. Marmillion     5
Strong States, Strong Nation   William T. Pound     9
Our Fractured Fiscal System   Carl Tubbesing   Vic Miller     12
Public Opinion on U.S. Federal and Intergovernmental Issues in 2006: Continuity and Change   Richard L. Cole   John Kincaid     15
Elections and Political Environment     27
Democrats Deliver a Power Punch   Tim Storey   Nicole Casal Moore     30
Election Day Lawmaking   Jennie Drage Bowser     35
Direct Democracy's Disaster   John A. Straayer     38
Push for Paper-Based Voting Divides Advocates   Kat Zambon     41
Connecting Kids and Lawmakers   Jan Goehring   Stephanie Walton     43
Political Parties and Interest Groups     47
Blue Challenge   Josh Goodman     50
How Democrats Can Win in Red States: Ten Lessons from Winning in Montana and Other Senate Races   Celinda Lake   Joshua Ulibarri   Dan Kully     56
Party Lines   Alan Ehrenhalt     59
Make aDeal, Get a Donation   Theodora A. Blanchfield     62
Cookie-Jar Clampdown   Rob Gurwitt     64
Legislatures     69
Brain Drain: Many Legislative Staffers Are Due to Retire Soon-Taking with Them a Ton of Experience   Joe Kolman     71
Flexing the Ethics Muscle   Nicole Casal Moore     75
Legislative Pay Daze   Jack Penchoff     78
Texas-Style Tax Cut   Dave McNeely     82
Governors and Executives     87
Jebocracy   Alan Greenblatt     90
Against the Grain   Josh Goodman     96
How Green Is He Really?   Alan Greenblatt     101
States Get a Head Start   Mary Branham Dusenberry     103
Courts     107
Ten Trends Impacting State Courts$dNational Center for State Courts     110
Hug-a-Thug Pays Off   Mark Thompson     132
Contribution Limit Liability   Daniel Weintraub     135
Bureaucracy     139
Courting Talent   Jonathan Walters     142
Card Games   Patrick Yoest     148
Master of Disaster   Anya Sostek     152
Static on the Grid   Christopher Swope     157
Local Government     159
Mayor in the Middle   Rob Gurwitt     162
Breaking the Density Deadlock   Alan Ehrenhalt     168
The 24-Hour Rush   Christopher Swope     171
Pedal Pushers   Zach Patton     173
Smart Decline   Christopher Swope     176
Budgets and Taxes     181
Seat-Belt Budgeting   John E. Petersen     184
Capping the Burden   Jennifer Burnett     186
Paying for Promises   Jonathan Walters     189
The Check Is in the Mail   John E. Petersen     192
Policy Challenges     195
Issues to Watch   Zach Patton     197
Tough Act to Follow   Larry Morandi     203
Gung Ho for Green   Judith Crosson     205
Hydro Defense   Tom Arrandale     211
Text Credits     214
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