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Lawmakers Discuss School Choice; Campus Carry Bill Sees Public Debate


On this episode of The Legislature Today, from the Hope Scholarship to charter schools, West Virginia’s educational landscape has changed in the last few years. Education Reporter Chris Schulz sat down with Del. Kathie Hess Crouse, R-Putnam, and Sen. Rollan Roberts, R-Raleigh, to discuss.

Also, with another university campus mass shooting earlier this week, legislative and public debate Wednesday morning on the Campus Self-Defense Act fostered heightened emotion from both sides. Will allowing the concealed carry of firearms on campuses add more protection or create more danger? Government Reporter Randy Yohe has this report.

Residential substance use disorder service facilities will be required to offer discharged patients a way home if Senate Bill 243 passed the Senate. Appalachia Health News Reporter Emily Rice has more.

Finally, Wednesday was Black Policy Day at the West Virginia Legislature. As Chris Schulz reports, it’s an opportunity for advocates to highlight the issues facing Black West Virginians to legislators.

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