Education Reform Bill Passes W.Va. Senate After Lengthy Debate


The comprehensive education reform bill – SB 451 – passed the West Virginia Senate following a few hours of debate. The bill now heads to the House of Delegates for consideration. Host Suzanne Higgins and Senior Statehouse Reporter Dave Mistich break down the day’s action over the bill. We also bring you a special report about the state’s drug court.

It’s another Social Media Monday. Digital Reporter Shayla Klein joins us to share some the latest attention SB 451 has received on Twitter.

Both the House of Delegates and Senate are considering legislation that would expand adult drug court in West Virginia. SB 62 would require participation before the discharge of certain first-time drug offenses, and HB 2686 would implement a pilot program for family drug courts in five counties. We bring you an in-depth look at the largest adult drug court in the state through the eyes of administrators and participants.

Tuesday on our show, it’s AARP Day at the West Virginia Legislature. We’ll focus on the organization’s legislative priorities this session.