Karl Kurtz

NCSL's Director of The Trust for Representative Democracy: Oct. 20, 2010

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Karl Kurtz is director of NCSL's Trust for Representative Democracy, a civic education campaign designed to engage citizens and build their understanding and support for America's democratic institutions.

Kurtz has studied state legislatures for decades, even before NCSL was founded in 1975, and has a unique perspective on the evolution of the institution. In this video, he explains that state legislatures are the nation's most open and transparent form of government, and the one closest to the people.

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