Local high school students pitch policy recommendations to Colorado Legislature

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Two Western Slope high school students - Joshua May and Caleb Kostreva - are back from the state capitol, where they traveled Monday to pitch policy recommendations to the Colorado Legislature.

The two are part of the Colorado Youth Advisory Council, made up of 40 students across the state who want their voices heard by our government.

Kostreva said his team recommended immunity legislation for victims involved in human trafficking - and the senators were receptive and interested in the idea. May’s team pitched ideas on water conservation.

“I thought that it was a really amazing opportunity,” said Kostreva. “I’m really thankful to the Colorado Legislature for creating this council in 2008 and I think it's a really smart idea of them.”

Kostreva said if the senators like one of their recommendations they have the chance to make it into a law.

The two also provided lunch to the legislators and got to sit on the house and senate floors to learn about the proceedings and voting process.

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