MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — It’s a bit of a field trip for lawmakers. Normally, they attend Legislative Interim Meetings montly in Charleston, but this year there are two remote meetings planned, one in Morgantown this week and another scheduled for Cacapon State Park in November.

66th District Delegate Paul Espinosa explained the purpose of interims:

He said remote meetings allow lawmakers to see what’s happening in other parts of the state:

Even though laws aren’t likely to be passed during the interim sessions, he says they offer an opportunity for other work:

It’s also a chance to lay some groundwork should voters approve a constitutional amendment this fall:

Espinosa, who is a member of the finance committee, says calculating potential impact to county budgets is important to reassuring constituents and local governments about repealing the personal property tax:

Legislators plan to be in the Eastern Panhandle for interim meetings November 13-15 at Cacapon State Park.

Delegate Espinosa was a guest on the Monday edition of Panhandle Live. You can hear the full podcast on our Panhandle Live Spotify and via our Facebook page.

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