New York State Government: What It Does, How It Worksby Robert B. Ward
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
Meet the Author
Robert B. Ward is Director of Research at the Public Policy Institute of New York.
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