in-ter-im (noun). The intervening time. In this case, the weeks between the September adjournment of the 2019-2020 session and the first meeting of a newly-elected legislature on January 13.
The legislature may be out of session, but I’m still busy answering email messages and calls from constituents, talking with graduate students enrolled in their first policy course, and having virtual meetings with stakeholder groups to discuss bill ideas for the 2021 long session. Read more