Legislative session resumes; Pelton chosen House minority whip
February 17, 2021
State legislators resumed the 2021 session of the General Assembly Tuesday after a five-week break.
While lawmakers weren’t at the Capitol, it didn’t mean they weren’t working: the Joint Budget Committee met throughout the break to work on adjustments to the 2020-21 State budget, known as supplementals and legislative committees held hearings with state agencies to review those agencies’ budgets and programs.
It also gave lawmakers, their staff and members of the media who cover the legislature time to get vaccinated so that the return to the State Capitol doesn’t become a poss...