Making Government Work: California Cases in Policy, Politics, and Public Management


Unlike the sanitized version in civics texts, this book provides a savvy, sophisticated look at how laws are really made. It profiles colorful characters like Artie Samish and Jesse 'Big Daddy' Unruh, big money conflicts over horse racing and Indian casinos, and the clash of public and private interests over issues from insurance to health care and beyond. The authors are Jay Michael, one of the state's most experienced lobbyists, and Dan Walters, the capitol's premier columnist.

Barry Keene
Publication date: 
July 31, 2000
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