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Newly elected Missouri officials attend orientation

Date: December 4, 2014
By: Michael Lindquist
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: 
New members of the Missouri House of Representatives met to learn about their role as a public official. Michael Lindquist has more from the state Capitol.
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Wrap: Newly elected members of the Missouri House of Representatives attended freshman orientation to discuss the rules weeks before session is set to get underway.

One member, Democratic Representative Tracy McCreery of St. Louis County says she's learning a lot and is eager for session to begin.

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Description: "We've spent all morning Thursday learning about the legislative process, we've gone through the rules book page by page and it's just a lot of really helpful information that will help us hit the ground running when we get started in January."

Orientation runs through Friday...they will board buses next week for a tour of the state. The senators orientation ended Thursday.

The ninety-eighth legislative session begins January seventh.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Michael Lindquist.

Intro: 
Newly elected Missouri representatives met at the Capitol today to learn some of the rules just weeks before they meet for the legislative session.
RunTime:  0:47
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: New members of the Missouri House of Representatives went through freshman orientation at the state Capitol to learn more about the legislative process.

Newly elected Democratic Representative Tracy McCreery of St. Louis County says she's eager to show Missouri citizens that she can work on both sides of the aisle.

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Run Time:  00:14
Description: "...so one of the things I'm really committed to is trying to figure out how to work well with my colleagues on the other side of the aisle and this training is actually a really good first step in that regard because I'm getting a chance to meet a bunch of people in the other party, so it's been a good, a good entrÚe."

Orientation runs through Friday...they will board buses next week for a tour of the state. The senators orientation ended Thursday.

The ninety-eighth legislative session begins January seventh.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Michael Lindquist.

Intro: 
Members elected to the Missouri House of Representatives after the November 4 election met to discuss the rules of the legislative process just weeks before session is set to begin.
RunTime:  0:46
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: The new state representatives met at freshman orientation in the Capitol today to learn more about their duties as a public official.

Democratic Representative Tracy McCreery of St. Louis County says shes already setting her priorities for what she would like to accomplish during the session.

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Description: "Well, I'm most excited to take a look at what legislation will be hitting the floor, there are several priorities that I hope get going very quickly including a focus on the school transfer situation and also some of the different legislations that's arisen as a result of Ferguson."

The General Assembly will meet January seventh to begin the legislative session.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Michael Lindquist.