CQ's Desk Reference on the States is the ideal reference source for all readers who want a better understanding of state government. The book covers more than 500 questions students and citizens are likely to ask about state government. Organized in sections on the governorship, legislature, and court systems as well as elections and basic functions, readers can find the information they seek via either the table of contents or through the detailed subject index. The book's Q&A format make it an ideal volume to browse. Readers will be amazed at the variety of questions and answers that will help them to better understand their federal system in which the states play the key role.