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Senators Weigh In On Moving And Stalled Health Related Legislation

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It was Crossover Day at the West Virginia Legislature, which means it was the final day for bills to be read a third time in their house of origin. Host Suzanne Higgins speaks with senior reporter Dave Mistich and reporter Emily Allen for updates from both the House and Senate. We also bring you updates on several health-related bills and issues.

Lawmakers remembered the significance of Feb. 26 in state history – the Buffalo Creek flood. On this day in 1972, a Pittston coal slurry impoundment dam burst, flooding the Logan County valley with black wastewater. Sens. Ron Stollings, D-Boone, and Paul Hardesty, D-Logan, made remarks in the Senate on the disaster.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR2gffC83CU

Higgins also speaks with the Chair of the Senate Health and Human Resources Committee, Sen. Mike Maroney, R-Marshall,  and long-time committee member Sen. Ron Stollings, D-Boone, for updates many health initiatives this session.

Thursday on The Legislature Today, it's Arts Day at the Capitol. We'll cover all the activity as well as get an update on the budget and several other major bills.

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. The WVPB Eastern Panhandle news bureau is based in Shepherdstown on Shepherd's campus. You can connect with Liz via email at emccormick@wvpublic.org or on Twitter @LizMcCormickWV