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Outside Looking In Lobbyists' Views on Civil Discourse in U.S. State Legislature


Public events concerning civil discourse in a state legislature such as those held in Olympia, Seattle and Spokane were subsequently held in several of these “oversample” states. One event was hosted by the J. William Fulbright College at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, another in Boise was hosted by the School of Public Service at Boise State University, another held in Corvallis was hosted by School of Public Policy at Oregon State University, another done in Salt Lake City was hosted by the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, and yet another took place in Reno hosted by the Department of Political Science at the University of Nevada. One or more of the WSU-based research team of Lovrich, Benjamin and Stehr would make the presentation and interact with the panelists and audiences. The COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to plans to conduct similar public outreach events in Kansas (University of Kansas), Pennsylvania (Shippensburg University), California (Sacramento State University), and North Carolina (Duke University).