Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

How the State Legislature Impacts Local Government

Joe Simitian, who has served on a school board, city council, county board of supervisors, and in the state assembly and senate, talks about how empathy can help local and state legislators to understand each other's positions and lead to better government at both levels.

Simitian is interviewed by Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.


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