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New 100-single-member House of Delegates opens 2023 legislative session

By David Beard, The Dominion Post

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The retooled House of Delegates opened the 2023 session at noon Wednesday. This is the first House in state history with 100 single-member districts.

Voters in November swelled the Republican supermajority to 88-12. And after the usual ceremony, the supermajority swatted down four proposed Democratic amendments to House rules when members took up a resolution to update the guidelines.

Reading House rules – the guidelines for conducting House business – can be mind numbing but these four dealt with public transparency and how bills are debated.

Delegate Rick Griffith, D-Wayne, offered one to keep bill sponsors’ names off of bills (House bills can have up to 11 sponsors)…

To read more: https://www.dominionpost.com/2023/01/11/new-100-single-member-house-of-delegates-opens-2023-legislative-session/

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