By Steven Allen Adams, The Intelligencer
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With the first half of West Virginia’s allotment of 2021 COVID-19 relief funds in hand and surplus tax dollars burning a hole in the state’s pocket, Gov. Jim Justice is calling a special legislative session next week to make appropriations.
Justice announced Thursday that he will issue a proclamation calling the West Virginia Legislature into special session at noon Monday. The session will coincide with June interim meetings scheduled Sunday through Tuesday.
“I’m calling it to appropriate money that we’ve already received from the federal government,” Justice said.
The special session, which is likely to wrap up in one day, is needed to appropriate funds from President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan to the Department of Health and Human Resources and the Department of Education. A dollar amount for those appropriates was not released…