Legislative Football

Football is an easily understood metaphor that explains the complexities of the Oklahoma legislative process. Here is the PowerPoint presented to the 2012 Oklahoma Political Science Association meeting.  It demonstrates how the concept may be used.  The first few slides show how a bill becomes a law.  The football slides depict the game.  The final slides show how the metaphor is used in internal communications.  Here are the Rules for Oklahoma Legislative Football. This is a fun way to think about the legislative process, but more importantly it is a way to communicate the progress of a legislative proposal to a person unfamiliar with the legislative process. Here is the Daily Oklahoman's coverage of it.  In 2015 the Oklahoma Political Science Association published it in Oklahoma Politics.

Rick on Friday 06 November 2015 - 18:52:25