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Legislature Pushes Free Community and Technical College Bill

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

In his State of the State Address, Governor Jim Justice made clear his intention to make West Virginia’s community and technical colleges free for in-state students. A bill to accomplish that was introduced shortly after this year’s legislative session began. The main goal of the bill is to cultivate a strong workforce in West Virginia. Liz McCormick takes a closer look.

We also hear from the Ohio Valley ReSource. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has denied a petition by the National Chicken Council to remove the speed limits for work at some slaughterhouses. Nicole Erwin reports that food safety advocates are calling the decision a victory for workers and consumers.