Reinventing State and Local Governance/New Challenges Facing State Government

Social Norms
February 17, 2021
General Education with two parts
February 17, 2021

1.State and local governments on average, have grown at a rate much higher than that of the population.  However, there does not appear to be an equivalent improvement in government service for the increase in personnel.  Discuss whether you think your local and state government service has improved or worsened where you live.  New Public Management (NPM) is an approach for improving local government.  What is this system and do you think it will improve local governance?

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. 

2. In recent years a broad range of policy challenges have confronted state governments throughout the nation.  Recession and its impact on state government finance have weakened the states’ capacities to address these challenges.  Examine some of the most serious challenges facing the state in which you reside or a state which you are familiar with.  Visit the Pew Center on the States’ webpage titled Stateline Headlines.

Under “Explore” on the right, select your state.  Research relevant articles for three different issues that pose significant challenges for your state.  In your initial post, discuss how these issues are impacting your state and why.  Also discuss the capacity of your state’s government to effectively address these issues.

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. 

 
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