2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Legislative Policy

Fall 2011 quarter

Karen Fraser

Legislative Policy, taught by Washington State Senator Karen Fraser, will deepen perspectives on what public policies are made by legislature. Students will also learn about many of the "nuts and bolts" of the state legislative policy making process, including consideration of bills and resolutions, expenditures and revenues, gubernatorial appointments, initiatives and referenda, legislative staff and other professional opportunities, scheduling, negotiating strategies, and much more.  

This class will examine the political context of the legislative policy making process, including: state and federal constitutions, tribal treaties, interstate compacts, international treaties, local governments, elections, elected legislators and other elected officials, relationships to executive and judicial branches, political parties, interest groups, lobbyists, media, citizens, open government processes, accountability to voters, initiative and referenda, delegation of legislative authority to administrative agencies, and more.  Students will explore a variety of specific legislative issues.

Advertised Schedule
5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun (Nov 18-20, Dec 2-4)
Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
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Offered During
Evening and Weekend