2018 Legislative Session Closes with Flurry of Action

Mar 12, 2018

Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, the 2018 regular session of the West Virginia Legislature ended at midnight on Saturday. The final hours were hectic at times. Many bills passed at the last minute and others died on the chamber floors. Senior reporter Dave Mistich was in the thick of things at the Capitol. He spoke with news director Jesse Wright about those final hours.

Also on today's show, the coal industry’s decline has hit hard for many Ohio Valley school districts. Tax revenue from mining has decreased, along with the local economy, while rising electricity rates make it a struggle to keep schools open. But as Benny Becker reports, there’s no shortage of students who are trying to create a new energy future. It’s the latest in the Ohio Valley ReSource series, Changing Course.