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After securing ed bill, W.Va. gov’s agenda intact

Apr. 03, 2013 @ 08:12 AM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s proposals addressing such topics as inmate crowding, state finances and minor tax changes are seeing some success at the West Virginia Legislature.

Only one of the 32 items on Tomblin’s agenda this session appears unlikely to clear Wednesday’s procedural deadline. That bill seeks to reduce the cost of driving people on Medicaid to doctor’s appointments.

Four other proposals are up for House or Senate votes Wednesday. Tomblin has already secured his key agenda item, a wide-ranging attempt to improve public schools. It passed the entire Legislature last month.

But the governor awaits House action on his measure tackling inmate crowding. Republican delegates, meanwhile, are among critics of his legislation seeking to enlarge the state’s already ample emergency reserves.

Tomblin’s proposed state budget remains pending as well.



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