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By Lillian Palmer
Staff Writer 

Cookies help kids learn legislative process


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Representative Stan Blake visited teacher Madeline Trujillo-Hamel's third grad class at Harrison elementary school Tuesday to teach the kids about drafting and amending a bill.

Determining how many people a cookie can feed was something students were asked to do.

A third grade class and a kindergarten class at Harrison elementary school answered this question when representative Stan Blake visited them Tuesday.

The visit was part of the Legislator in the Classroom program.

Blake visited with the students and taught them about the legislative process and the importance of voting.

During Blake's visit, he produced a simulation of a bill being drafted and then amended; the cookies. The cookie exercise showed the process of how an idea becomes a law.

"It was just fun...

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