The Legacy of Legislative Learning Continues – CFA High School Students at Youth and Government Conf

Since 1997, CFA students have participated in mock legislature experiences at the NC Youth and Government Conference.   More than 70 CFA students continued this tradition in mid-February in Raleigh. Students wrote, argued and won the passage of bills, spoke for and against bills in the house and senate, argued cases in court, analyzed budgets, took on judiciary roles, and created social, print and video media – all while watching real life political action happen on the streets of Raleigh. Some of their proposals included:  Outlawing single use grocery bags; raising taxes on tobacco products from $0.45 to $0.53 to raise revenue for the state and to discourage tobacco use; and a tax incentive for green energy companies.