At the legislature today, bills to repeal West Virginia’s educational standards and loosen up the state's campaign finance laws were up for discussion in the senate. These stories and more coming up on The Legislature Today.
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Members of the West Virginia Senate began discussing a bill Monday that, if approved, would repeal Common Core standards in West Virginia. The legislation passed the state House of Delegates Saturday.
House Bill 2934 calls on the West Virginia Department of Education to repeal the Common Core standards adopted in 2010 for math and language arts. It then requires the board, along with the state Department of Education, to draft new standards.
At the legislature today, there’s a deadline looming. By Wednesday at midnight, all the senate bills must be reported to the house and all the house bills reported to the senate. It makes for long lists of legislation to be considered on both floors. The house today passed a bill that keeps the Future Fund, an account created by Democrats last year, unfunded. And we’ll talk about the state budget with the Executive Director of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy coming up on The Legislature Today.