Grading the State: A Three State Comparative Analysis of 2008 Governmental Performance

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Grading the State: A Three State Comparative Analysis of 2008 Governmental Performance Jane M. Smith Smith University Abstract This comparative analysis will explore the administrative atmosphere surrounding California, Georgia, and New York in 2008. Through the utilization of The Pew Center for the States (PCS) report, entitled "Grading the States", I will assess the performance of governmental management in these 3 particular states. By examining four areas, including: money, people, infrastructure, and information, I will gain a more comprehensive understanding of governmental performance, the various factors contributing to its success or underachievement, and the "ultimate" factor necessary for overall positive government performance. Grading the State: A Three State Comparative Analysis of 2008 Governmental Performance The Pew Charitable Trusts, which includes The Pew Center for the States (PCS), utilizes the power of knowledge and research, in order to advance "effective policy approaches to critical issues facing states" (Pew, 2008, p. 12). According to PCS, "as a vital component of Pew's efforts to foster effective solutions to some of America's most pressing challenges" (2012), Pew has developed a report in order to assess the quality of governmental management in the 50 states (Pew, 2012). The report entitled, "Grading the States," is a cumulative assessment, which "reflects the leadership and program implementation skills of elected and appointed
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