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90 new legislators learn their way around the state capital.

December 2, 2002
By: Elizabeth Gill
State Capital Bureau
Links: Date: December 2, 2002

By: Elizabeth Gill

State Capital Bureau

The 90 new state representatives were ushered into the Capitol on Monday to start a 3-week tour. Elizabeth Gill has the story in Jefferson City:

New state representatives began learning their way around the State Capitol. The orientation is the first time some new Republican legislators are meeting their Democratic counterparts. David Pearce is a newly elected Republican from Warrensburg:

Story: David1Gill
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OutCue: "the Republican party"

Pearce said the groups were discussing housekeeping issues like hiring staff, expenses, health insurance and parking. From the State Capitol, I'm Elizabeth Gill.

Date: December 2, 2002

By: Elizabeth Gill

State Capital Bureau

A 3-week tour for the 90 new state represenatitves gets underway at the State Capitol. Elizabeth Gill has the story in Jefferson City:

The new legislators spent their first day at the State Capitol learning their way around, meeting with the press, and getting the basics nailed down. Newly elected Republican representative David Pearce from Warrensburg described some of the orientation topics:

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OutCue: "park your car"

Pearce says getting the housekeeping items settled now leaves the legislators ready to tackle more serious issues when the upcoming session starts. From the State Capitol, I'm Elizabeth Gill.

Date: December 2, 2002

By: Elizabeth Gill

State Capital Bureau

90 new state representatives started learning their way around the State Capitol on Monday. Elizabeth Gill has the story in Jefferson City:

New House members began a 3-week tour of the State Capitol on Monday in preparation for the upcoming legislative session. For some new representatives, the tour brings some relief to the pressure of being new and inexperienced. More than half of the Missouri House are now freshman. Dennis Wood is a Republican from Branson:

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RunTime: :8
OutCue: "done a great job"

New legislators spent the day in small groups settling housekeeping issues like health insurance, staff hiring and expense reports. From the State Capitol, I'm Elizabeth Gill. Date:December 2, 2002

By: Elizabeth Gill

State Capital Bureau

90 new state representatives kicked off a 3-week tour of the State Capitol. Elizabeth Gill has the story in Jefferson City.

For some new legislators, just learning the way around the Capitol has been difficult. More than half of the Missouri House are freshman. Vicki Walker is a newly elected representative from Kansas City:

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RunTime: :11
OutCue: "find the mailboxes"

Some new Republicans were meeting their Democratic counterparts for the first time. Orientation topics included health insurance, staff hiring procedures and even parking rules. From the State Capitol, I'm Elizabeth Gill.

A 3-week tour for the 90 new state representatives kicked off at the State Capitol on Monday. Elizabeth Gill has the story in Jefferson City:

Democrats under pressure to get things done without a majority rule say they hope the important issues will blur party lines. Vicky Walker is a Democrat from Kansas City:

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RunTime: :9
OutCue: "cross partisan boundaries"

Some Republican representatives said they were meeting their Democratic counterparts for the first time. Orientation is a series of information sessions that cover topics like staff hiring, parking, expenses and health insurance. From the State Capitol, I'm Elizabeth Gill.