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State and Local Government

2011-2012 Edition
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September 2011 | 224 pages | CQ Press
Every year, editor Kevin Smith pulls cutting-edge selections from publications such as Governing, State Legislatures, State News, and Campaigns & Elections to grab your students' interest with highly readable and up-to-date articles that hit close to home. Nearly 40 new articles cover the significant issues facing state and local government with the same context and currency you have come to expect as hallmarks of this reader. The 2011-2012 edition will help bring the latest analysis into your state and local government course.
 
PART ONE: FEDERALISM AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS
 
Federalism in the Age of Obama
 
Competing and Cooperating across State Borders in Economic Development: A Call for "Coopertition"
 
What Really Matters in Health-Care Reform
 
An End Run on the Electoral College
 
PART TWO: ELECTIONS AND POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT
 
Red Tide
 
Prison-Based Gerrymandering Dilutes Blacks' Voting Powe
 
The Future of Redistricting and Rural America
 
Do It Yourself Redistricting
 
PART THREE: POLITICAL PARTIES AND INTEREST GROUPS
 
Restlessness Unleashed: The Tea Partiers and Lessons of History
 
Tempest in a Tea Party
 
The Great Divide
 
State Political Parties Stand the Risk of Losing Major Party Status in Future Elections
 
PART FOUR: LEGISLATURES
 
Newly in Charge
 
Dealing with Term-Limited Legislators
 
What Legislators Need Now
 
Legislatures Expand Training for New Members
 
PART FIVE: GOVERNORS AND EXECUTIVES
 
Goodbye Moderate Governors, Hello Partisans
 
Governors Set Agenda for a Lean 2011
 
The Rise of Attorneys General
 
The Nation's Only Health Insurance Commissioner Takes on the Health-Care System
 
PART SIX: COURTS
 
The Impact of High-Visibility Contests for U.S. State Court Judgeships: Partisan Voting in Nonpartisan Elections
 
The New Politics of Judicial Elections, 2000-2009: Decade of Change: Executive Summary
 
010 Judicial Elections Increase Pressure on Courts, Reform Groups Say
 
PART SEVEN: BUREAUCRACY
 
Public Servants as Enemy #1
 
Election Adds Pressure to Change Public Pensions
 
Local Governments Cutting Jobs and Services
 
Does Government Work Require Government Employees?
 
PART EIGHT: LOCAL GOVERNMENT
 
States Handing Off More Responsibilities to Cities
 
Is Government Consolidation the Answer?
 
Colorado Springs' Do-It-Yourself Government
 
The Big Apple: Urban Incubator
 
PART NINE: BUDGETS AND TAXES
 
Deep Holes, Few Options
 
Bringing State Tax Systems into the 21st Century
 
Lottery Revenues Not a Sure Bet
 
Efficiency in State Government
 
PART TEN: POLICY CHALLENGES
 
Interim Analysis: 2011 State of the State Addresses
 
Right Turn: A New Congress Intent on Fiscal Discipline Means States Can Expect Little Budget Help from Washington
 
Governance Challenges and Options for State and Local Governments
 
A Special Report: Immigration and the States

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