Below are a loose collection of articles, essays and missives I have written over the years that may be of interest to those seeking to understand the legislative process. My intent is to explain, educate and describe – How it really works.
The articles may or may not be in order of priority or otherwise organized. Over time, my intent is to edit, reedit, reorganize and fill in the gaps. But for now here it is…
Legislative Session Primer – 30 days out
Legislative Session Primer 2 – Rules of the game
Legislative Primer 3: Passing a bill – the basics
Legislative Primer 4 – Hierarchy of access and influence
Legislative testimony: A quick and concise tutorial.
Lessons from the Ledge – The players, the process and the rules
Lessons from the Ledge – On the meaning of leverage and other important lessons
Lessons from the Ledge – On the executive branch nominees and advice and consent process
Lessons from the Ledge – Power Flow
The Conference Committee – where bills are laid to rest quietly, with little fanfare and no fingerprints
Lessons from the Ledge – The end of session (or not)