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Tax Reform Efforts Continue at W.Va. Capitol

West Virginia Morning
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Members of the Joint Committee on Tax Reform continued their work at the Capitol this week reviewing the state's current tax code and looking for ways to improve it. The Monday session brought national policy and tax experts to Charleston to review what other states have done in the areas of reform.

The West Virginia Bridge Design Competition pits middle and high schools student from across the state against one another to design the best virtual bridge. Students who attended the competition at BridgeValley Community Technical College were give a real life scenario and asked to design their bridges to meet the needs of that situation. Winners will continue on to the national competition this summer.

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.