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Gov. Tomblin Calls Legislature Into Special Session


  Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has called the Legislature back into session to deal with funding and other measures.

The special session begins Monday.

Tomblin’s agenda includes a supplemental appropriations bill that would allocate up to $4.7 million to the Courtesy Patrol. The funding would come from the Tourism Promotion Fund.

Also on the agenda is the proposed creation of a new fund to distribute unappropriated excess lottery revenue.

Tomblin also proposes modifying legislation passed during the regular session that raises the minimum wage in West Virginia. The proposed changes include exempting certain employers from state maximum hours and overtime requirements.