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MHS students get up-close look at state legislature

Mathews High School’s honor Business Law students spent Feb. 8 and 9 in Richmond meeting with legislators and getting a feel for how state government works.

Before leaving for in Richmond, students researched bills that were of personal interest to them. Then, the students developed “talking points” to justify whether they were a proponent or opponent of their chosen bills and the reasons why, teacher Karen Lloyd said. The highlight of their trip was meeting with their legislative representatives to discuss their chosen bills.

During their stay in Richmond, students witnessed committee meetings discussing bills to go before either the House of Delegates or the Senate for vote. They also sat in on sessions of both the House of Delegates and the Senate, and toured the Capitol and the Executive Mansion.

Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna) welcomed the students and his staff helped to develop the students’ agenda for their visit. In particular, his legislative aide Mik...

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