WV Delegates send letter to Gov. Justice requesting special session

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, delegates debate a bill in the House of Delegates chamber at the Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. The West Virginia House of Delegates has passed an admittedly flat budget that funds an intellectual disability treatment program as well as a second mentorship school for at-risk teens. Delegates voted 95-5 Wednesday, March 4, 2020, to approve the budget after more than three hours of debate. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP, File)

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – Members of the West Virginia House of Delegates have signed and sent a letter to Gov. Justice requesting that he call a special session.

“The State of West Virginia needs to have a plan in place to not only address all aspects of our state’s pandemic response but, also, a plan to address how West Virginians ‘do life” into the foreseeable future. Most importantly, the citizens of our great state deserve to have their representatives be a part of developing such a response and plan.

Additionally, since you declared a state of emergency, West Virginia has received 1.25 Billion dollars from the federal government under the CARES Act and may receive considerably more. Quite frankly, it has been far too long for you to serve in a role that many have begun to describe as dictatorial. Neither you nor anyone else in your administration should be operating under the false belief that you (or anybody else) should possess sole authority when it comes to spending 1.25 Billion dollars of taxpayer money and, further, making decisions that affect every individual and business in the state.”

Below is a copy of the full letter with over 30 signatures.

Letter to Governor requesting special session
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