Mary Kroeger (University of Rochester)
Mary Kroeger studies the influence of non-legislative actors in legislative bodies on the U.S. state level. She examines the differential utilization of model legislation across legislatures and legislators. Relatedly, a paper measures the prevalence of group-sponsored bills in the California state legislature. Another project examines the role of agencies in statutory drafting, which challenges the assumption that bureaucratic activity occurs subsequent to the legislative process. Overall, these projects show that groups play a large role in legislative drafting and bill advancement. Her other projects analyze the distribution of power across legislative actors by examining the extent to which bills change throughout legislative deliberation.