Publication Date: November 2009
Publisher: The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government
Author(s): Richard P. Nathan
Research Area: Government
Keywords: Federalism; American Government
Coverage: United States
The role of the states in American government is weakening, according to this report released at the Institute's first national conference on states' long-term budget gaps. There are three main causes: The Great Recession has strained states' finances, while increasing the need for services. Medicaid continues to put pressure on states' finances. And the information revolution has de-emphasized states by creating the false impression that more domestic government can be micromanaged from Washington.
Learn how to upload your organization's valuable work into PolicyArchive and share your works with researchers and policymakers around the world.