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Tue June 10, 2014
West Virginia Legislative Study Topics Released
West Virginia lawmakers will study 76 wide-ranging topics in committee meetings that lead up to their annual legislative session in January.
This year's interim committee topics include a study on the craft beer business, possible commuter rail service and a possible tax break for coal producers selling to in-state buyers who increase their purchases.
They will also delve into contamination issues with water supplies and feasibility of toughening campaign finance disclosure requirements.
The Legislature's committees meet next Monday through Wednesday. Then they meet for three days each in September, October, November and December.
Lawmakers also often discuss various audit results during the interim weeks.
The state's formal 60-day lawmaking session occurs from January to March. That's when lawmakers consider bills and craft the state budget.