Each year, a few legislators tend to resign prior to the start of the session, often because they have been offered a job that requires them to give up their elected seat. This usually happens at least a few months before the state of session, giving the Senate President or House Speaker plenty of time to appoint a replacement.
But the 2016 legislative session has been a bit more tumultuous than normal. (Though, after the twists and turns of the 2015 session, tumult may be becoming the new normal for the West Virginia Legislature.)
The lineup above shows you who’s in and who’s out for the 2016 session.
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We’re one week and one day into the 2016 legislative session. Have you been able to keep track of the changes that happened in the Legislature and at the Capitol since last March? Have you figured out how to get ahold of your legislators, who the staff are that can help you move your issues forward, and which days you might want to come down to the Capitol to advocate on specific issues?
Consider the Hub your information resource powerhouse – where we gather the info that you can use to help make you a more effective advocate for the entire 2016 session.
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