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Updates On Bills To Aid W.Va.'s Distressed Water Systems, Enhance Solar Utilities

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We bring you updates on the energy and environment legislation we've been following, and we also meet some students who visited the Capitol to participate in the page program for their local lawmakers.

Host Suzanne Higgins speaks with senior reporter Dave Mistich and reporter Emily Allen for the latest news from the West Virginia Legislature.

Also, West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s energy and environment reporter Brittany Patterson joins Higgins and Allen to discuss the latest movement on two bills. One aims to aid distressed water systems in the state (HB 4953), and the other would create a program to further develop solar utilities in West Virginia (SB 583).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEZEYQH20Pg

The long-running page program at the Capitol has been teaching West Virginia students about the legislative process and helping to develop leaders for many years. Randy Yohe reports.

Thursday on The Legislature Today, we’ll bring you a special report and follow-up conversation on broadband expansion in West Virginia.

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