Bills, budgets and policies: 2021 session
May 19, 2021
The final gavel on Sunday, April 25 concluded a unique and challenging legislative session in state history. Although sometimes difficult to navigate, by-and-large working remotely during the 2021 virtual session went relatively well. Committee hearings, floor debates, even constituent meetings were all held online. Despite some of the obvious inefficiencies, we were able to get the work of the people done.
Although I applaud the use of emerging communication technologies to increase citizen involvement – like remote testimony – nothing beats in-person interaction when discussi...