The purpose of the current empirical study was to investigate the relationship between a United States governor's education agenda, the growth of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the state promise programs on allocations for higher education within the 50 states for the Fiscal Year 2018. Guided by Tandberg's (2010a, 2010b) fiscal policy framework, this quantitative inquiry seeks to investigate the association between a governor's education agenda, statewide promise programs, and Medicaid's share of state general fund expenditures on the states' higher education allocation per US $1,000 of personal income using an analysis of covariance fixed-term model and hierarchical multiple regression model. The present inquiry added the innovation of a governor's agenda, Medicaid allocations under the ACA, and state promise programs to Tandberg's (2010a, 2010b) fiscal policy framework. The findings in this study demonstrated an insignificant relationship between Medicaid appropriations under the ACA, state promise programs, and a governor's education agenda on state support for postsecondary education.
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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
College of Community Innovation and Education
Educational Leadership and Higher Education
Educational Leadership; Higher Education Track
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Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)
Lewis, Wesley, "An Exploration of the Political Factors That Influence States' Appropriations for Higher Education" (2021). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2020-. 895.