On The Legislature Today, the West Virginia Senate unanimously passed its version of the budget bill. The Senate's bill did not include the governor's revised revenue estimate of $58 million in its $4.38 billion budget. Both the House and Senate Finance Chairs said they hope to have the budget passed as quickly as possible. Host Andrea Lannom chats with Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns, R-Ohio, about the 2019 budget and whether we might see a budget passed before the 60th day.
A House bill that would create 100 single-member legislative districts following the 2020 U.S. Census was reported out of Senate Judiciary. Supporters argue the bill creates equity and a closer relationship between lawmakers and their constituents. Opponents have given a variety of reasons to oppose it. Senior Reporter Dave Mistich brings us the latest from the House and Senate.
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