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A Look Back At The First Days Of The 2024 Session


On this episode of The Legislature Today, we have a retrospective show as we end the week. We started our coverage with Gov. Jim Justice’s State of the State address, and we spoke with Minority Leader Del. Sean Hornbuckle, D-Cabell, and Sen. Mike Caputo, D-Marion, for the minority response.

On Monday, we spoke with House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, on some of his expectations for the 2024 general session.

On Tuesday, WVPB News Director Eric Douglas spoke with Senate President Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, about his vision and goals for the 2024 session.

And, during the summer and fall, the House of Delegates chamber was completely renovated for only the second time since the Capitol was dedicated in 1932. The chamber was aesthetically and technically refurbished while maintaining its historic luster.   

Finally, one of our new features on The Legislature Today this year is the addition of two high school journalists to help our younger audience better understand how government works. This week, they examine how the West Virginia Legislature is comprised and the initial process of a bill becoming a law.

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