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Essential Workers

  • The House passed the next COVID-19 relief bill late last month. If the Senate passes, the bill would spend approximately $1.9 trillion to assist communities and help the American people recover from the financial burdens of the pandemic. West Virginia mayors and those representing frontline workers shared their support for the bill in a virtual news conference Wednesday.
  • On this West Virginia Morning, as state lawmakers get ready for a new legislative session, the coronavirus pandemic continues. We explore how those in charge of the House and Senate are trying to see to it that lawmakers, staff and others stay safe. Also, we look at President Biden’s executive orders and the potential impacts on this region, and we speak with a Marshall professor about his new podcast celebrating essential workers.