I sat down (over Zoom) with Chris Micheli to talk about his new book, Understanding the California Legislative Process. The new book breaks down how the legislative process in California works, taking provisions of the California Constitution, California Government Code, Assembly, Senate, and Joint Rules and explaining them in plain English.

I talked with Chris about how this book came to be, and how he was able to publish two textbooks in one year, as well as what readers can find in this book that they can’t find in the book on lobbying in California that Chris co-edited with veteran lobbyist Ray LeBov.