Tom Takubo

Baby Olivia Video Bill Passes Despite Bipartisan Pushback

Senate Bill 468 requires that public schools show a four minute video on human development to eighth graders and eleventh graders. An amendment to the bill includes language that life begins at conception.

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Senate Takes On School Discipline, Other Bills

Teachers may have the ability to remove troubled children from elementary school classrooms if Senate Bill 614 becomes law. The bill sparked a lot of debate on the chamber floor. It gives kindergarten through sixth grade teachers the ability to remove children from classes or from school if they are exhibiting certain behavior like threatening teachers or classmates or otherwise creating an unsafe learning environment. 

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Senate Bill Aims To Bring More Forensic Pathologists To West Virginia

Facing a national shortage of doctors trained to perform autopsies, West Virginia lawmakers are considering a bill that would fund student loan repayments for forensic pathologists in the state.

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