- Discuss the following legislative terms: logrolling, coalition building, filibusters, and riders.
- What are the lawmaking, representation, and oversight functions of state legislatures?
- What is constituent service, and how does it affect the legislative process?
- What is the difference between redistricting and apportionment? Gerrymandering and malapportionment? What are majority-minority districts?
- How do professional and part-time legislatures differ?
- What is the nature of public opinion on state legislatures? Has an increase in the professionalization of state legislatures improved the public's perception of them?
- According to the public, are term limits effective? According to individual state legislators, are term limits effective?