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The Legislature Today: Brunch Bill & Road Funding Held Up in House Committees

The Legislature Today
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

At a public hearing in the House of Delegates, speakers unanimously favored a bill to allow alcohol sales on Sunday mornings, but the hearing might not fully represent the feelings of West Virginians according to a recent poll.

The chamber's Finance Committee will spend its third day discussing a bill that increases Division of Motor Vehicle Fees and some taxes to fund roads. The bill has already been approved in the Senate.

Senators voted today to allow the West Virginia University Institute of Technology to move its headquarters from Montgomery to Beckley and the former campus of Mountain State University.

Members of the Senate Education Committee began discussing a bill to repeal Common Core education standards and aligned assessments in the state. Although the state board of education has already adopted new standards, the bill is still sparking heated discussions between lawmakers and education officials.

Editor's Note: In tonight's episode, we mistakenly reported WVU Tech was located in Kanawha County. Montgomery is located in Fayette County. 

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.