16 May 2010

Special Session: Workin' on the Weekend

While lawmakers continue to scrutinize Gov. Joe Manchin's education proposals, they've advanced most of the other items on his special session agenda, The Associated Press reports.

The Senate has passed all 11 supplemental spending measures, which would add an estimated $133 million to this year's budget or the one that starts July 1, the article said.

"Beneficiaries would include the State Police, highways, work force programs, public libraries and in-home care for seniors," AP reports. "The Senate amended one bill to add $350,000 for English as a second language programs."

The article also notes that "Manchin added a road bond resolution to the agenda Saturday."

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