Pretty soon, the legislators that we elected will be in session in Annapolis. If you’ve never visited the capitol to watch laws being made, you should go. It is a process that is beneficial to all citizens. And you may not know that tours are available! Please visit this web site for information: http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdstatehouse/html/tours.html
There are other options for tours as well. If you're interested, a gentleman named John Wafer, who was the secretary for MdGOP for several years, holds trips to Annapolis for high school students during the Legislative session. His tour is generally open to high school students and their chaperones, with a preference to those 16 and older. The trip would include a visit to the balcony to watch the General Assembly in session and lunch. A typical itinerary includes the following: arrive in Annapolis by 11:45 am, have lunch with the delegation at noon, tour the Statehouse at 1:15, get a photo with Governor if possible, sit in on Legislative hearings from 3:00 to 5:00. If the group chooses the day that Carroll County has a reception, they should be invited.
If you are interested in finding out more information, please contact Mr. Wafer directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-262-3170.
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