New York State Government
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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12 HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE
14 TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
15 LABOR AND FAMILY ASSISTANCE
16 PUBLIC PROTECTION
17 ENVIRONMENT AND PARKS
HOME RULE AND STATE MANDATES
20 THE PEOPLES GOVERNMENT
9 THE WORKFORCE
11 STATE DEBT AND PUBLIC AUTHORITIES
FEDERALISMWHAT IS THE ROLE OF STATE GOVERNMENTS?
A LEGISLATIVE CASE STUDYDOMESTIC RELATIONS LAW
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