17 May 2010

School, Health Care Bills Moving in Special Session

The House of Delegates has passed the first of the education-related bills from Gov. Joe Manchin's special session agenda, The Associated Press reports.

That amended proposal, which goes to the Senate, would allow schools to replace at least some of their mandatory decision making committees.

The House also sent the governor another of the measures meant to correct and revive bills vetoed during this year's regular session, AP reports.

Senators, meanwhile, advanced to an agenda item to the House "extending coverage to uninsured West Virginians with pre-existing medical conditions," the article said. That bill has become a focus of partisan debate, as it arises from the new federal health care law.

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