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The Legislature Today: Senators Vote to Allow Constitutional Carry, Delegates Approve WVU Tech Move

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Senators cast their final votes on a bill to remove the permitting and safety training requirements to carry a concealed weapon in West Virginia. Members of the body also discuss a possible tobacco tax increase.

In the House, Delegates vote to allow West Virginia University Institute of Technology to transfer its headquarters out of Fayette County.

The chamber also begins its work on a Senate Bill that would ban a commonly performed type of second-trimester abortions.

Lawmakers in both chambers are considering a resolution that would allow the states to amend the U.S. Constitution. Dr. Robert Behrman of Marshall University discuss the implications of calling an Article V Convention of States.

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Ashton Marra covers the Capitol for West Virginia Public Radio and can be heard weekdays on West Virginia Morning, the station’s daily radio news program. Ashton can also be heard Sunday evenings as she brings you state headlines during NPR’s weekend edition of All Things Considered. She joined the news team in October of 2012.