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Education, Intermediate Court of Appeals, and ‘Veil Piercing’ – a Conversation with Senate Judiciary


Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Trump, R-Morgan, and fellow Senate Judiciary member Mike Romano, D-Harrison, join host Suzanne Higgins to chat about some of the recent legislation they’ve considered in committee as well as on the Senate floor. We also breakdown the recent changes to SB 451 – comprehensive education reform – made in the House of Delegates.

The House wasted no time in tweaking the Senate's version of a sweeping education bill – SB 451. The House Education Committee started the day by unveiling a draft strike-and-insert amendment. Senior Statehouse Reporter Dave Mistich explains what that means and where the bill goes from here.

Del. John Mandt, R-Cabell, voted against tabling the education bill in the House of Delegates Tuesday. On Wednesday, he noted his wife is a teacher and that his election was endorsed by Future of 55, a political action committee that is opposed to SB 451. We bring you a clip from his remarks.


Thursday is Veterans Visibility Day at the Capitol, and it is also Environmental Day. We'll bring you coverage of that and more here on The Legislature Today.

Liz McCormick is WVPB's Eastern Panhandle and education reporter/producer. Liz is a native of Charleston, West Virginia and received her B.A. in Communications and New Media from Shepherd University in 2014. You can connect with Liz via email at emccormick@wvpublic.org or on Twitter @LizMcCormickWV