W.Va. Lawmakers Discuss The Hope Scholarship Bill, Charter School Legislation


This week on The Legislature Today, we have highlights of activity from both the West Virginia House of Delegates and the West Virginia Senate. We have a conversation with education committee leadership, including on the proposed Hope Scholarship Program, which would establish educational savings accounts.

Host Suzanne Higgins speaks with senior reporter Dave Mistich and reporter Emily Allen about a handful of bills, including one that affects work stoppage and strikes, another that would establish an intermediate court of appeals, one to expand broadband in the state and more.

Health reporter June Leffler shares a report on a bill that would give county commissions more control over decisions made by county health departments.

Education reporter Liz McCormick speaks with Senate Education Chair Sen. Patricia Rucker, R-Jefferson, and House Education Minority Chair Del. Sean Hornbuckle, D-Cabell, about the education priorities from both parties.

The Legislature Today – February 26, 2021

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