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Politics

Freshmen Lawmakers

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This time last year, many people were focused on the 90 freshmen legislators beginning their first session. As those same lawmakers now begin their second session, KSMU's Missy Shelton asked some of them to share their perspectives. We begin with Representative Rachel Bringer.

Rachel Bringer, a democrat, says she hopes lawmakers will focus on education funding, specifically for rural schools. Vicki Walker, a democrat says she is filing several consumer protection bills that are important to her district. She says she still loves her job even after going through last year's session which was filled with fights over tax increases. Republican representative Jim Viebrock says he still opposes tax increases and still loves his job. Republican Jay Wasson says he's not as green as he was last year. He says he'll consider looking at some modest tax increase proposals.