Tashua Elementary students visit capitol

Tashua Elementary School fourth graders visited the state capitol for a tour and to meet with Rep. Dave Rutigliano Friday, Nov. 13.

The tour, led by the League of Women Voters, covered the history of the capitol buildings and included stops and history lessons at the numerous statues of important Connecticut figures and monuments, the Hall of Flags, where flags carried into battle by Connecticut soldiers are displayed, the House and Senate chambers, the Connecticut Hall of Fame, and the Legislative Office Building, where public hearings and legislative committee meetings are held.

"Whenever Trumbull students come here to visit, it's a good day,” said Rep. Rutigliano. “They get to see where our state government meets and works and learn about the history of the Capitol and our state.”

The students got the chance to see where Rep. Rutigliano sits in the house chamber, and had opportunities to ask him questions about his job as a legislator and how bills become law.

Capitol tours are offered year round, Monday through Friday. The Connecticut General Assembly website offers scheduling information and additional details about tours: www.cga.ct.gov/capitoltours

"If you're a teacher in Trumbull, sign up your class for a tour. Take the trip out," said Rep. Rutigliano. “The kids will enjoy it, and it's educational.”