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Statehouse Reporters Recap Legislation On Solar, Charter Schools, Foster Care

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We’ve passed the deadline for bills to be introduced in the House of Delegates this session. On Monday, that same cut-off will be in the Senate. Host Suzanne Higgins sits down with statehouse reporters Ryan Quinn of The Charleston Gazette-Mail, Taylor Stuck of the Huntington Herald-Dispatch, and Brad McElhinny of WV MetroNews for this week’s roundtable.

Highlights from the roundtable:

  • SB 583 – creating program to further development of renewable energy resources; solar
  • Future of Charter Schools in West Virginia
  • Latest on backlash toward Gov. Jim Justice’s comments after a basketball game this week
  • HB 4092 – creates a foster child and foster parent bill of rights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCaSJGDR8Xs

This week, students from West Virginia’s School for the Deaf and the Blind visited the Capitol. The school has helped more than 4,800 students since its founding in 1870. Randy Yohe reports.  

Monday on the Legislature Today, we’ll look at celebrations at the Capitol of the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

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 from Shepherd University in 2014. You can connect with Liz via email at emccormick@wvpublic.org or on Twitter @LizMcCormickWV