Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Students take a stab at state policy

Some college students are seeing what life's like at the Capitol. Members of Model Illinois Government spent the weekend running for election and voting on different bills.

Those involved spent months preparing. The simulation is pretty real. The students, acting as lawmakers, follow the same legislative process as the General Assembly.

The only difference, they were able to pass bills and get them signed in just four days, instead of weeks or months.

MIG is made up of nearly 300 students from various colleges around the state, including the University of Illinois Springfield.

The story air on WCIA-TV on March 3, 2013.

Watch the story online