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State Rep. Gailanne Cariddi poses with Girl Scouts in Adams.
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Cariddi Talks Legislative Process With Adams Girl Scouts

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ADAMS, Mass. — State Rep. Gail Cariddi met with Cadette and Senior Girl Scouts on Monday and walked the girls through the process of the legislative branch.

The girls learned about the various committees Cariddi serves on, including the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies. The girls were interested in how these committees affect the average citizen, as well as themselves.

Cariddi, who represents Northern Berkshire in the House of Representatives, explained that the joint committee is working on getting ahead of new and emerging technologies so that schools can begin training earlier. This was of particular interest, as this troop is primarily of middle and high school-age level.

Some of what legislators do is filing legislation. The ideas are brought by constituents to their representative via a proposal. A hearing is held. Cariddi explained the process of lawmaking up through the governor's role of signing a bill into law, the veto process and the revision process.

The girls learned about interest groups and their vital nature to educate political figures on various topics.

"With all of the interest groups, we can hear and learn about both sides of an issue," Cariddi explained. "Interest groups are important."

Cariddi pointed out that the purpose of serving as a representative is about serving the people she represents.

The girls look forward to meeting with Cariddi on Beacon Hill in April to get a better understanding of the state government.
 


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