New York State Today

First Edition

Edited by Peter W. Colby

Hardcover : 9780873959605, 342 pages, June 1985

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This is the ideal reader on New York State—a fresh, up-to-date introduction to the politics, government, and public policies. Its list of thirty-one contributors includes many well-known and active figures in government. The text covers the history and background of Empire State politics, the state constitution, the political geography of the state, its branches of government, voting and elections, and such vital issues as crime, education, taxes, mental health, environment, fiscal problems, and Upstate-Downstate relations.

New York State Today will interest all New Yorkers who wish to gain a better understanding of the causes and consequences of the political events affecting their lives.

Peter W. Colby is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Social Analysis at the State University of New York at Binghamton.