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While the legislature’s process has been slowed due to the chemical leak, one office down in the basement of the Capitol continues its function of keeping the public informed.
“We’re essentially called the Office of Public Information or Legislative Information,” Director Drew Ross said.
“We’re staffed with four, two full-time writers, two per-diem writers during session and this year we have two interns that help us help the members. Because, what you see is the Capitol press corps has been getting smaller and smaller every year and some of the newspapers around the state don’t have the resources to send reporters to the Capitol. So, we go ahead and send basic information.”
The link for the office’s website is http://www.legis.state.wv.us.