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Stakeholders Talk Energy Cost Concerns


On this episode of The Legislature Today, energy costs have gone up for West Virginians in the past couple of years. Local governments in the state have been some of the most vocal opponents of utility rate increases.

Energy & Environment Reporter Curtis Tate speaks with Emmett Pepper of the Charleston City Council and Kent Carper, president of the Kanawha County Commission, who say they’d like the West Virginia Legislature to get more involved in the effort.

Also, the abortion debate returned to the House floor Thursday, along with concerns on how taxpayer dollars are spent and more.

The Senate passed a bill aimed at correcting a bill passed during last year’s legislative session. What was intended as a bill to help facilitate access to records ended up doing the exact opposite. Chris Schulz has more.

Finally, the Senate Committee on Health and Human Resources took up the much anticipated issue of PEIA reform.

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