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Jeb Bush : Aggressive Conservatism in Florida.

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Author/Creator:
Crew, Robert E., Jr.
Publication:
Lanham, MD : UPA, 2009.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (195 pages)
Subjects:
Governors -- Florida.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
This book examines the conservative theory that guided Jeb Bush's behavior and the aggressive manner in which he used the Office of Governor to pursue his goals. It offers insight into his motivations and competencies and analyzes the extent to which his self proclaimed 'revolution' achieved its goals in Florida.
Contents:
Cover
Title
Copyright
Dedication
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Prologue
Part I: Rise to Power
Chapter 1: Becoming Governor
Introduction
Bush the Businessman
Bush in the Government
The First Campaign: Bush v. Chiles
The Republican Primary
The General Election
The Interregnum
Business as Usual
The Second Campaign: Bush v. Mackay
Conclusion
Notes
Chapter 2: Bush and a New Political Environment in Florida
Introduction
Political Conditions: Control of the Executive Branch
Political Conditions: Legislative Dominance
Unified Political Philosophy
Other Legislative Conditions
Economic Conditions
Summary
Chapter 3: Promoting a Revolution
Introduction
Governing Philosophy and Leadership Style
Leadership Style
Policy Priorities and Governing Strategies
Fiscal Policy
Restricting Growth in Spending
Tax Reduction
Growing the Economy
Changing the Organization and Management of Florida State Government
Downsizing, Privatizing, and Contracting Out Public Services
Modernizing and Downsizing
Privatizing
Reforming Public Education: Accountability and Choice
Educational Accountability
School Choice
Additional Educational Strategies
Reforming the Social Services System: More Privatization
The Faith-Based Initiative
Privatization and Developmental Disabilities
Privatizing the Welfare System
Child Protective Services
Medicaid Reform
Protecting Florida's Environment
Summary and Conclusion
Note
Part II: Consolidating Power and Pushing the Agenda
Chapter 4: Seizing the Levers of Power
Introduction
Gaining Control of the Budget
New Leadership in the Budget Office
A New Budget Process
Limiting the Influence of Agency Heads in the Budget Process
Using Nonrecurring Funds.
Estimating State Revenues and Expenditures
Consolidating the Executive Branch
An Appointive Secretary of State
Gaining Control of Public Education
Centralizing the Management of Social Services
Increasing Gubernatorial Appointment Power
Appointments in Higher Education
Judicial Appointments
Minimizing the Influence of the Legislature
Summary
Notes
Chapter 5: Governing to Build Core Constituencies
Introduction
Articulating the Message
The Political Strategy: Appealing to the Base
Cultivating the Social Conservatives
Crime Fighter
Affirmative Action
Right to Life
Terri Schiavo
Motivating the Smaller Government Constituency
Freeing the Schools from Government Control
Gun Owners and Other Sportsmen
No New Taxes
Supporting Property Rights
Bolstering the Business Community
A New Governmental Philosophy Takes Root
Creating Division: The Public Reaction to the Political Strategy
Summary
Chapter 6: Campaigning for the President, 2000 and 2004, and Reelection
Introduction
The 2000 Presidential Election
The African American Community in the 2000 Race
Governor Bush and the Resolution of the 2000 Electoral Dispute
Governor Bush and the Purge of Florida's Electoral Rolls
The 2002 Gubernatorial Reelection Campaign
The 2004 Presidential Campaign
The Voters List Controversy Continues
Gubernatorial Policymaking and Presidential Politics
Conclusion
Part III. The Effect of New Conservatism in Florida
Chapter 7: The Consequences of the Bush Reforms: Economic Policy and Governmental Reorganization
Introduction
Changes in Taxes and Spending Policy
Abolishing the Intangibles Tax
Other Tax Cuts
The Immediate Impact of the Bush Tax Cuts
Bush Tax Policy and Ultimate Outcomes
Slowing Budget Growth
Spending Policy.
Education Spending
Growing the State's Economy
Job Growth and Economic Impact
Employment Conditions
State Fiscal Condition
Changing the Size of Florida Government: The Downsizing Movement
Modernizing the State's Personnel System
Downsizing and Its Immediate Impact
Emergency Management: An Exception to the Downsizing Rule
The Ultimate Outcomes of Downsizing
Privatization/Contracting for Services
Privatizing State Technology
The State Technology Office
Convergys and "People First"
Project Aspire
Other Privatization Programs
Ultimate Privatization Outcomes
Summary and Conclusions
Chapter 8: Outcomes for Social Policy and the Environment
Introduction
Education Reform
School Choice
Vouchers and Charter Schools: Management and Accountability
Educational Performance with Vouchers
Educational Performance in Charter Schools
The Legal Status of Vouchers
High Stakes Testing and Accountability
Reducing Class Size
Citizen Response to Education Reform
Reform in Social Services
The Faith-Based Organizations Inititive
Reforming the Welfare Program
Revitalizing Child Protective Services
Assisting Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Medicaid Reform
Protecting Florida's Environment
Conservation of Natural Resources
Saving the Everglades
Growth Management
Summary
Part IV. The Bush Legacy and His Future
Chapter 9: What Difference Did Bush Make?
Introduction
Performance in Office: The People's View
The Political Legacy
Political Culture and Norms of Government
Government Theory and Polices
Governing Institutions
The Future: Is Bush Passé?
Political Intentions: Will He Run for Higher Office?
Can He Win?
Can He Govern?
Summary
Bibliography
Appendices
Index.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Crew, Robert E., Jr. Jeb Bush
ISBN:
9780761849841
9780761849834
OCLC:
847527309
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