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Building W.Va.’s Workforce And Fighting Hunger


On this episode of The Legislature Today, Government Reporter Randy Yohe talks with the chairmen of the Senate and House Workforce committees, Sen. Rollan Roberts, R-Raleigh, and Del. Evan Worrell, R-Cabell.

West Virginia has seen a huge jump in companies declaring their intentions to open new manufacturing facilities here. And that means good paying jobs, a majority of which will be open to those without a college degree. But one question is do have enough people here to fill those jobs?

Also, the House Education Committee passed a bill Wednesday that would allow teachers to serve as armed school protection officers. Yohe has the story.

Finally, according to food bank network Feeding America, 1 in 8 people in West Virginia face hunger every day. As Chris Schulz reports, advocates brought the issue to lawmakers Thursday.

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