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Politics in Question

113 EpisodesProduced by Julia Azari, Lee Drutman, and James WallnerWebsite

A podcast about how our political institutions are failing us and ideas for fixing them. Join hosts Lee Drutman, Julia Azari, and James Wallner, three lively experts on American political institutions and reform, as they imagine and argue over what American politics could look like if citizens quest… read more


Building the Relationships for Collaborative Governance: Interview with Colorado State Senator Faith Winter

In this week’s episode of Politics In Question, Colorado State Senator Faith Winter discusses the successful collaborative governance process that led to Colorado becoming the first state in the country to enact statewide paid leave through a ballot initiative. Collaborative governance, or co-governance, is a democratic process where residents, activists, bureaucrats, and elected officials share in decision-making power to achieve common goals. In this interview, Faith discusses her involvement in the legislative efforts to pass statewide paid leave and working closely with the coalition that turned to a ballot initiative to get the measure passed.

To learn more about Colorado’s initiative, as well as four other co-governance case studies, read New America’s recent report, Building the Relationships for Collaborative Governance: Case Studies from Across America, available here.

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