As a new legislative session begins this week, legislative leaders have decided to continue rules passed last summer to combat the pandemic at the State House — with a few modifications.
The bottom line is the general public is banned from the building with access limited to legislators and their staff and essential third parties.
Maine Public reporter Mal Leary spoke with All Things Considered host Nora Flaherty about the start of the session.
This interview has been edited for clarity.
Flaherty: Who are essential third parties?