Is Congress too partisan? Can Congress fulfill its legislative and oversight functions? Do the executive and judicial branches effectively control public policy formulation? Have the State Legislatures become the true "laboratories of democracy"?
Public Policy 422: Congress and the State Legislatures, is a course designed to familiarize students with the inner workings of the legislative process, federal and state. This will be done through reviewing the structure of state legislatures and the Congress, as well as by studying method and nuance of the workings of these bodies politic.