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The Failure of Term Limits in Florida$

Kathryn A. DePalo

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813060484

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813060484.001.0001

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(p.197) Appendix C Sample Interview Questions

(p.197) Appendix C Sample Interview Questions

The Failure of Term Limits in Florida
University Press of Florida

Legislative Leadership and Legislative Process

What were your official duties as a legislative leader?

How did you become a leader?

Was it your ambition to become a leader?

Have your bills fared better when you became a leader?

Has your region fared better with your leadership post?

How did you view special sessions as a sign of leadership?

Were your priorities reflected in the budget?

How has leadership and the run for leadership changed since term limits?

Has the balance of power shifted in favor of the Senate, the body that now holds any institutional memory?

How has the electoral process changed since term limits took effect?

Majority Party

Have you seen a difference in the Legislature since the party transition in 1996, when the Republicans took the majority in the House?

Are there differences since the Republicans have a supermajority?

Intergovernmental Influences

Did your leadership post bring you in contact with the governor, cabinet, or agency heads?

Has staff increased their influence with the advent of term limits?

(p.198) Lobbyists

How has your job as a legislative lobbyist changed since term limits?

Party Leader

Were you able to raise more campaign funding as a leader? Expected to?

How have term limits affected your own political ambition, if any?

How did you control the ambitions of those in your caucus?