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Union Leaders Skeptical about Omnibus Education Bill

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, after weeks of speculation about the contents of an education reform bill, lawmakers in the West Virginia Senate are now releasing details of the legislation. Widely known as an “omnibus” bill, the legislation is set to offer pay raises and address health care, but also offer additional components leaders of teacher and service personnel unions oppose. Dave Mistich has more.

Also on today's show, on set at The Legislature Today, health reporter Kara Lofton spoke with Bob Hansen, the new director for the West Virginia Office of Drug Control Policy, and Brian Gallagher, chairman of the Governor’s Council on Substance Abuse, Prevention and Treatment about what’s being done to get a handle on West Virginia’s opioid crisis.

And our Mountain Stage Song of the Week is "More Than a Name On the Wall" by Dailey & Vincent. Larry Groce calls it "one of the most patriotic songs ever performed on Mountain Stage."