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The Legislature Today: Delegates Say Road Funding Should Be Priority

The Legislature Today
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Del. Mick Bates of Raleigh County discussed his party's proposals in the House to increase road funding. Those proposals have failed so far this session, but now Bates and other members of the House are waiting to see what Senators will do with a bi-partisan bill that would increase some fees in order to generate revenue.

A bill to allow anyone to carry a concealed weapon without a permit in West Virginia heads to the governor’s desk, but Governor Tomblin’s proposal to cut funding to public schools will no longer be making its way through the legislative process.

Members of the House clash once again over funding to the state’s public employee health insurance program and progress a bill to ban certain types of abortions in the state.


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.