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The Legislature Today: Majority Leaders Prioritize Road Funding

The Legislature Today
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Senate Majority Leader Mitch Carmichael and House Majority Leader Daryl Cowles discuss the future of a bill approved in the Senate Wednesday that raises taxes and fees to fund infrastructure. The two also focus in on the difficulties lawmakers face in balancing the 2017 budget.

Senators also approved a bill that would reduce the state's severance tax on coal and natural gas starting in July 2018.

In the House, members approve legislation that gives counties more control over how they spend those dollars. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q4pDUgvfY4&feature=youtu.be

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.