New York State Government (Google eBook)

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SUNY Press - Political Science - 631 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

1 A BROAD IMPACT
1
IS THIS THE TIME?
11
3 THE UPSTATE CHALLENGE
35
4 THE GOVERNOR AND OTHER STATEWIDE ELECTED LEADERS
55
5 THE LEGISLATURE
95
6 THE JUDICIARY
133
7 THE CONSTITUTION
161
8 APPOINTED OFFICIALSADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND THE BUREAUCRACY
193
12 HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE
301
13 EDUCATION
335
14 TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
373
15 LABOR AND FAMILY ASSISTANCE
397
16 PUBLIC PROTECTION
439
17 ENVIRONMENT AND PARKS
483
HOME RULE AND STATE MANDATES
545
20 THE PEOPLES GOVERNMENT
561

9 THE WORKFORCE
227
THE BUDGET
241
11 STATE DEBT AND PUBLIC AUTHORITIES
279
FEDERALISMWHAT IS THE ROLE OF STATE GOVERNMENTS?
591
A LEGISLATIVE CASE STUDYDOMESTIC RELATIONS LAW
607
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Robert B. Ward is Deputy Director of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, the public policy research affiliate of the State University of New York, at the University at Albany. He has studied and written about New York State government for more than twenty-five years in his current position and as a newspaper reporter, assistant to the chairman of the Assembly Ways and Means Committee, and director of research for the Public Policy Institute of New York State. A graduate of Syracuse University, he lives in Albany. 

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