Bill groups work well together, survey finds
In bill groups, a common goal and group cooperation are two necessities in developing a bill that will flow well during committee.
As legislators spoke out about their opinions on the way their groups worked together, it appeared that they all seem to get along.
Rashil Shukla, legislator and candidate for Secretary of State at Waubonsie Valley High School, said, “The dynamic between bill groups is really a fascinating thing to watch play out because there is just so much going on and we really feel that, as collaborators, we have a duty to really be responsible to make our bill the best it could be.”
Jessica Gbur, senator from Stagg High School tells that her group got along and coordinated so well because “they had common goals and knew what they wanted to talk about ahead of time.”
According to Gbur, the only thing they had to really worry about from each other was how to word a couple of things, which, in the end, they worked on well.
While most people agreed that they were able to chose their own groups, Kenneth Washington, a legislator from Eisenhower High School, said he was assigned to a bill group.
Washington explained that being assigned a group both benefitted and created drawbacks to their bill.
In fact, blunt honesty within the group seemed to be a problem for Washington.
“We didn’t really criticise each other enough on our ideas,” he said.
(written by Karolina Wysocki and Lauren Widlowksi, Lake Park)