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New House members get ready for the next legislative session

Date: November 27, 2012
By: Katie Kreider
State Capitol Bureau

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Freshmen legislators gathered at the state Capitol this week to learn about the legislative process.
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Wrap: The new legislators met at the state Capitol to learn about the legislative process before the next session begins.

On Tuesday, Freshmen House members learned about the committee process.

New Senate members were taught about the traditions of the Senate.

Republican Representative Steve Lynch says he is glad representatives got the chance to build relationships with each other prior to the beginning of the session.

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Description: "Already in the day and a half that we've been together, we were able to talk and visit with one another just to get to know each other before they draw the line on us and say we sit on one side and they sit on the other."

The legislative session will begin on January 9th.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Katie Kreider.

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Freshmen legislators are meeting in the Capitol this week to learn about how the legislative process works.
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Wrap: New legislators are gathering in the Capitol this week for an introduction on the legislative process.

Freshmen House members were part of a mock hearing on the Committee process.

New Senate members were given an inroduction on Senate traditions.

Republican Representative Steve Lynch says he values the new information he is receiving from the events this week.

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Description: "I think we come as students to learn. This is something that most of us have never done before, and its just like anything: until you;ve done it you don't really know what you're doing."

The legislative session begins on January 9th.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Katie Kreider.

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New legislators are learning about the workings of the legislative process this week at the Capitol building.
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Wrap: New legislators are gathering at the state Capitol this week to prepare for the next legislative session.

Freshmen representatives met for a mock hearing to learn about the Committee process.

New Senate members were given information on Senate traditions.

Republican Representative Glen Kolkmeyer says the experience has made him feel ready for the next session.

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Description: "It's a little overwhelming, but really an honor to be here, I've really enjoyed it. I've met a lot of neat people, a lot of nice people and everyone has been really helpful."

Representatives say they enjoyed the time to establish relationships with people beyond party lines.

The legislative session begins on January 9th.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Katie Kreider.


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