The Role of Special Interest Groups in California Politics

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Essay #: 073437
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The beginning:
The Role of Special Interest Groups in California Politics
Introduction
It would seem that this world in which we live is all about access. If you have access to good living standards, education, healthcare, and general life opportunities you will most likely fare very well. Access then is a very important societal tool. If we consider the ability to have access or influence on government officials who make the policy decisions that affect all our lives, then political access can be a helpful as well as a dangerous tool to have. This paper will explore the role and access of Special Interest Groups in the politics of California by defining special interest groups, how they influence public policy, and whether or not they are beneficial or...
The end:
.....he interest of the people in their hearts, but those of the groups that have put the votes and money in their back pocket.
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