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State Lawmakers Discuss The Restructuring Of DHHR


On this episode of The Legislature Today, Emily Rice sits down with Del. Amy Summers, R-Taylor, and Sen. Charles Trump, R-Morgan, to discuss why the Department of Health and Human Resources was broken up into three separate agencies and how it is going.

Also, West Virginia has been widely touted as an energy state. But it isn’t just coal and natural gas anymore. The largest solar facility in the state came online this month in Monongalia County. Curtis Tate brings us this look.

It was Fair Shake Network Day at the Capitol. This statewide grassroots organization is dedicated to getting a “fair shake” for people with disabilities and clings to the belief that diversity makes communities stronger.

And, the House Judiciary Committee debated House Bill 4595 relating to LOCHRA – the legislative oversight commission on health and human resources accountability.

Finally, the Senate School Choice Committee received an update on the state’s charter schools.

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