McGeorge Adjunct Professor Chris Micheli

As spelled out in Article II, Section 13 of the California Constitution, the recall is the power of the electors to remove an elected officer. The process is initiated by filing a petition alleging a reason for the recall. But per Section 14 of Article II, “sufficiency of reason is not reviewable.” As such,

McGeorge Adjunct Professor Chris Micheli

What are some of the standard bases for gubernatorial vetoes and what are some of the themes that have emerged with Governor Newsom’s vetoes? This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it gives a flavor for some of the things chief executives might use to determine whether to sign or veto pending

McGeorge Adjunct Professor Chris Micheli

California’s Constitution grants the Governor, subject to approval by the Legislature, the authority to assign and reorganize functions among the executive officers and agencies as well as their employees. This reorganization of the executive branch of government is called a Governor’s Reorganization Plan or more commonly referred to as a GRP.

As such, a

McGeorge Adjunct Professor Chris Micheli

According to the American League of Lobbyists, there’s no specific degree or even formal training to become a lobbyist. That said, most lobbyists typically have a college degree. Some even have graduate or professional degrees. An understanding of how business and government interrelate is valuable to those interested in the profession. Many of those

McGeorge Adjunct Professor Chris Micheli

As you might surmise, there are a number of aspects of a policy advocacy strategy that has to be put together and developed. These include: identifying your issue, your goals, determining the relevant decision makers, identifying those who can influence the decision maker or the decision makers, identifying opposition and the obstacles to reaching

McGeorge Adjunct Professor Chris Micheli

When individuals, or a small group of folks, decide to start their own lobbying firm they are likely to face many of the same issues faced by many other small businesses and owners starting a business in California as well as some issues specific to the lobbying industry.

There are several questions to think

McGeorge Adjunct Professor Chris Micheli

Today we’ll take a look at providing effective committee testimony to the California Legislature. Here are a couple of points to keep in mind.

  • Expect your testimony to be relatively short – two to three minutes at most.
  • Utilize facts and speak from your own personal experience. If need be, you can submit more

McGeorge Adjunct Professor Chris Micheli

California’s Constitution in Article IV, Section 7, deals primarily with the proceedings of the houses and committees of the California Legislature. For example, in Section 7c, “The proceedings of each house and the committees thereof shall be open and public.” Moreover, in that section, “The right to attend open and public proceedings includes the

McGeorge Adjunct Professor Chris Micheli

Per Article II, Section 8(d) of the California Constitution, “An initiative measure embracing more than one subject may not be submitted to the electors or have any effect.” Essentially, if an initiative embraces more than one subject, it can neither be submitted to, nor enacted by, the voters.

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