August 22, 2014

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Sen. Katie Stine reviews Kentucky congressional week

Legislative “Back-to-School” visits punctuated another busy week of legislative committees. One of my favorite activities as state senator is talking to our young people about how special it is to live in a democracy and what that form of government means to them. The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) sponsors the school visits for legislators to help bring civics to life for students through classroom visits. I talk about how debate, negotiation, and compromise are essential and how even as kids, their voices are valuable to policy. So far, I've had terrific, discussion-filled visits with students at Lincoln Elementary in Dayton and Crossroads Elementary in Cold Spring. Also, I had the pleasure of hosting Ruth Moyer Elementary from Ft. Thomas, in the Senate Chamber for a Capitol tour.

Wednesday was a packed day in Frankfort. I chaired the Subcommittee on Families and Children where we received updates on the foster care system and considered what help is available from the state for grandparents raising their grandchildren.