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Reporter Roundtable Explores Senate’s Proposed Tax Plan, Energy Issues And Birthing Centers


On this episode of The Legislature Today, we have another Friday reporter roundtable. This week, Chris Schulz and WVPB’s Energy and Environment Reporter Curtis Tate are joined by Leah Willingham from the Associated Press.

Also, the question on the minds of many capitol watchers is, “Will we see any sort of tax reform passed this session?” The House Finance Committee chairman said he’s now had time to digest this week’s sweeping Senate tax reduction plan. Randy Yohe has the latest.

Bill proposals on using tax dollars as venture capital and toughening distracted driving laws took center stage on the House floor Friday. Yohe also has this wrap-up.

Finally, about a dozen community members were invited to the Senate Judiciary Committee to discuss issues around the scheduling of three substances in a meeting that stretched for hours, before a confusing ending. Chris Schulz has more.

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