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House Speaker Hanshaw Outlines Plans For 2024 Session


On this episode of The Legislature Today, Randy Yohe talks with House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, about his hopes for this session.

Also, Senate President Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, spoke from his seat on the Senate floor Monday to introduce a resolution calling on the state’s congressional delegation to reform the federal permitting process.

In the House, the body advanced a bill that would help those with dementia and their families in case of an emergency often called a walk away. Yohe reports.

And, Monday was also Child Advocacy Day at the Capitol, bringing together child welfare advocates to provide resources and educate the public. Emily Rice has the story.

Finally, it was Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and there were speeches and other activities such as ringing the state bell after a quick march from the Culture Center to the Capitol. This is an annual event. Bob Brunner brings us the story.

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