Delegates Explore Education & Budget Issues


On The Legislature Today, the looming statewide teacher work stoppage is scheduled for later this week, and there are several related issues before the Finance and Education Committees. Host Andrea Lannom chats with Del. Paul Espinosa, R-Jefferson, Chairman of the House Education Committee and member of the House Finance committee. Also joining the conversation is Del. Larry Rowe, D-Kanawha, member of both the House Education and Finance Committees.

Senior Reporter Dave Mistich also joins Lannom to discuss the latest House and Senate action.  In the House, delegates debated legislation that would change work requirements for West Virginians receiving federal food assistance, known as SNAP benefits. In the Senate, senators discussed a bill on sports betting as well as a bill that makes changes to the State Teachers Retirement System.

Join us again on Wednesday, Feb. 21 where we’ll be joined by Energy Committee leadership. An oil and gas jobs rally is also scheduled at the Capitol. We’ll also hear from the West Virginia Rivers Coalition about their concerns over the rapid increase in state oil and gas production.

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