Senior government students share persectives on legislative issues

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Dear editor,

I have been studying the legislative session within my government class. Within the session, I have been studying Senate Bill 74. This bill would exempt elected tribal officials from having to register as lobbyists when they go to testify at the legislative sessions.

Mayors, and other elected officials, never had to register as lobbyists at the session, only elected tribal officials had to. Senator Troy Heinert, from District 26, explained the importance of the bill by saying, “…they represent a considerable amount of people, and their interests.” I personally agree with this bill also. It allows the representatives that the tribal members elect, to speak to the state legislators as representatives of our tribes. They do not have to be lobbyists for some group, but tribal officials, speaking on behalf of their tribes.

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