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Lawmakers Discuss Needs In W.Va.’s Jails


On this episode of The Legislature Today, reporter Chris Schulz talks with Del. David Kelly, R-Tyler, and Sen. Mike Caputo, D-Marion, to get their take on the state’s jail challenges and how the West Virginia Legislature could help.

Also, it was a busy day for the West Virginia Senate as they passed a dozen bills, ranging from issues about schools to health care and substance use.

Two more bills have passed through the legislative process and are now on their way to Gov. Jim Justice for his signature. Senate Bill 143 is titled Relating to Adopt-A-Stream Program, and Senate Bill 231 transfers administration of West Virginia Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Matching Funds Program to the West Virginia Department of Economic Development.

Finally, West Virginia’s farms and forests were on display at the Capitol Monday. Randy Yohe discovered a new take on dairy farming and the possibility of expanding the state’s fledgling furniture manufacturing industry.

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