IMPROMPTU TOUR OF SENATE FLOOR

SACRAMENTO -- While walking by the Capitol Rotunda recently, two Wisconsin tourists asked Sen. Holly J. Mitchell where else they should explore. Mitchell's answer floored them, literally: “Well, why don’t we go to the Senate Floor?” What followed was a lively conversation about the political process, Senate history and the California’s Legislature. Judging by the expressions of awe on the faces of the two visitors, Mitchell's after-hours tour and openness was as well received as unexpected. (Photo by Alan Moore, Senate Fellow).