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How the Laws of California Are Really Made: Sponsored Legislation
Oct. 8, 2010 Public Sector Roundtable
Cities and counties inherit the laws made in Sacramento. Some are good; others put unrealistic demands on local government in the form of unfunded mandates and threats to local control.
The October 8, 2010 Public Sector Roundtable featured San Jose Mercury News reporter Karen de Sá, who recently published a "behind the scenes" look at the legislative process in Sacramento.
While the topic of lobbying is not a new one for locally elected officials, the discussion about "sponsored bills" revealed how lobbyists are using new techniques for forwarding legislation.