No previous book has pulled together into one place a single, comprehensive volume that provides up-to-date coverage of state government and politics, along with the statesa current and future public policies. This new book does just that, offering students, scholars, citizens, policy advocates, and state specialists accessible information on state politics and policy in 34 topical chapters written by experts in the field. The guide provides contemporary analysis of state institutions, processes, and public policies, along with both historical and theoretical perspectives that help readers develop a comprehensive understanding of the 50 U.S. statesa complex and changing political spheres. Those who use this volumeafrom experienced scholars to neophytesacan rely upon the guide to provide: Basic factual information on state politics and policy Core explanatory frameworks and competing arguments Insightful coverage of major policy areas as they have played out in the states.Other constraints like the availability of natural resources affect the scale of government and may affect the tax structure adopted. ... introduced more uncertainty into budgeting: when a lower-than-expected Medicaid reimbursement rate was introduced in early 2011, ... with declining sales and income tax revenues. case studies of individual states from the fiscally conservative Georgia and Virginia to theanbsp;...
|Title||:||Guide to State Politics and Policy|
|Author||:||Richard G. Niemi, Joshua J. Dyck|
|Publisher||:||CQ Press - 2013-10-18|