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The Legislature Today: Revenue Secretary Says No Proposed Budgets Plausible

The Legislature Today
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

With just one day left in this regular legislative session, both the 2016 and 2017 budgets remain unbalanced. 

Secretary of Revenue Bob Kiss details the House, Senate and Governor's proposals to fund state government, but the loss of several bills means none of the proposals can be approved for the 2017 fiscal year.

Senators have voted to approve a bill that would require West Virginia voters to show some form of identification before casting a ballot and the House approved a bill that allows voters to determine if restaurants and wineries in their county should be allowed to sell alcohol on Sunday mornings.

Another measure making its way through the House would call an Article Five Convention of States to amend the U.S. Constitution. Both chambers took up a similar provision last session, but ran out of time on the final night.


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.