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New York State Government: What It Does, How It Works
     

New York State Government: What It Does, How It Works

by Robert B. Ward
 

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These and other important questions are explored in New York State Government. This second edition features a penetrating look at the new agenda likely to be addressed by New York's new chief executive in 2007 and beyond. With five new chapters, the book also examines the issue of the upstate economy. New York's complex array of local governments, and the role of debt

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These and other important questions are explored in New York State Government. This second edition features a penetrating look at the new agenda likely to be addressed by New York's new chief executive in 2007 and beyond. With five new chapters, the book also examines the issue of the upstate economy. New York's complex array of local governments, and the role of debt and public authorities.

In New York State Government, readers learn about institutions - the state Constitution and the three branches of government - and the essentials of current and historic state policies in education, health care, transportation, economic development, the environment, taxes, and spending. The book reveals the dynamics of how elected and appointed officials make decisions, and how policies change in response to motivated leaders and the will of the people.

State governments across America face important new missions, ranging from protecting homeland security to providing health care. New York State, a leader in activist governance for more than two centuries, is a model for analyzing responses to those new challenges.

About the Author:
Robert B. Ward his present position as director of research for The Public Policy Institute of New York State

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The treatment of each major top such as health, education, public safety, environment, jobs and welfare, and transportation?starts with historical development, critically important given the Empire State’s leading role in the making of America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780914341895
Publisher:
Rockefeller Institute Press
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Series:
Rockefeller Institute Press Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
474
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

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Robert B. Ward is Director of Research at the Public Policy Institute of New York.

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