Following are links to the opening messages in the 2014 Virginia General Assembly by two of Virginia’s most influential public officials: Gov. Terry McAuliffe and House of Delegates Speaker William Howell.
1) The transcript of new Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s first address to a joint session of the General Assembly on January 13, 2014, is available at this link: https://governor.virginia.gov/news/newsarticle?articleId=2572.
2) Click here to listen to a 9 minute/43 second excerpt of the January 8 opening of the 2014 Virginia House of Delegates, including the election and address of Speaker Howell. Mr. Howell’s speech is from 3:25 to 9:05 of the recording; it follows the oath of office administered to new members and then the Speaker’s election and oath of office. Please note: Mr. Howell did not mention water resources specifically in his remarks. This recording was made by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center from the House of Delegates’ live-streaming of its opening session. Live streaming of floor sessions in the House is available at http://virginia-house.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=3; live-streaming for Virginia Senate floor sessions is available at http://virginia-senate.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=3.