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Gov. Tomblin Vetoes 10 Bills, from Home-Schooling to Raw Milk

Ashton Marra
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

  Saying no to raw milk is just one of a wave of recent vetoes made by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

The Democrat nixed 10 bills Wednesday, including the proposal that would have let people drink raw milk through herd-sharing agreements.

Another vetoed bill would have let home-schooled students get PROMISE scholarships without a general equivalency degree.

Some vetoes were based on technical errors, including an anti-human trafficking bill.

Another bill would have loosened reporting of instruction plans for home-schooled students, among other requirements.

He disapproved of allowing four fewer in-school instructional days annually. A push to offer four days of early childhood education, instead of the current five, was nixed.

Tomblin also declined to let the state's schools for the deaf and blind be eligible for School Building Authority money.

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