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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 03:20 AM

Caputo calls for special session instead of governor's 'suggestion box'

RIVESVILLE — Del. Mike Caputo has a suggestion for Gov. Jim Justice’s “suggestion box.”

“We don’t work at Walmart. We don’t put our suggestions in a box. We’re elected by the people of our district to be their voice,” said Caputo.

Caputo, (D-Marion), the House of Delegates’ minority whip who is running for W.Va. Senate this fall, is exasperated at Justice’s refusal to call a special legislative session to determine how to spend $1.25 billion in CARES Act money from by the federal government for fiscal relief during the COVID-19 crisis.

“When he talks about us sending ideas to him, that’s just not the way the legislative branch of government works. We don’t send ideas to the governor and hope he says, ‘Oh, that’s good’ or “No, that’s bad.’ We have to have discussions. We have to have facts in front of us. We have to have the available data in front of us,” Caputo said.

Read more: https://www.timeswv.com/covid-19/caputo-calls-for-special-session-instead-of-governors-suggestion-box/article_80902bd8-cc73-11ea-bb51-bb1bdf72d793.html
(West Virginian Times)

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