By Charles Young, WV News
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WV News) — On Wednesday, leaders in the House of Delegates laid out their agendas ahead of the 2021 legislative session, which begins next Wednesday.
Speakers during a virtual event hosted by the West Virginia Press Association included Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, Dels. Amy Summers, R-Taylor, and Paul Espinosa, R-Jefferson, and Minority Leader Doug Skaff, D-Kanawha, and Del. Sean Hornbuckle, D-Cabell.
This year’s session will be “unlike any other we’ve had” due to precautions in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hanshaw said.
“We know that just in the past couple of weeks, two states have already convened their legislative sessions and had them go in recess because of coronavirus outbreaks in the legislative sessions in those chambers,” he said. “We are cautious. We are trying to make certain that we take every precaution we can to keep people as safe as we can.” …