Updated to include the effects of the 1994 elections that brought Republican control to both houses of Congress, this text examines the role of state and local politics in our federal system vis a vis the national government. With their rise to power, the Republicans' agenda to give more authority to the states resulted in expanded policy making by governors and state legislatures. State and Local Politics: Government by the People, Eighth Edition, is a timely look at how state governments operate in this dynamic environment.After the California Senate rejected a 1992 proposal asking voters if they wanted a constitutional convention (the first such ... the way the state does business, California turned to a revision commission to overcome its present budgetary gridlock. ... the statea#39;s annual revenues being allocated before the governor and state legislature even start to work on the budget. ... creating the commission, a Californiaa#39;s budget process has become crippled by a complex entanglement of constraintsanbsp;...
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