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On this episode of The Legislature Today, Government Reporter Randy Yohe talks with the chairmen of the Senate and House Workforce committees, Sen. Rollan Roberts, R-Raleigh, and Del. Evan Worrell, R-Cabell.
West Virginia has seen a huge jump in companies declaring their intentions to open new manufacturing facilities here. And that means good paying jobs, a majority of which will be open to those without a college degree. But one question is do have enough people here to fill those jobs?
Also, the House Education Committee passed a bill Wednesday that would allow teachers to serve as armed school protection officers. Yohe has the story.
Finally, according to food bank network Feeding America, 1 in 8 people in West Virginia face hunger every day. As Chris Schulz reports, advocates brought the issue to lawmakers Thursday.
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The Legislature Today is West Virginia’s only television/radio simulcast devoted to covering the state’s 60-day regular legislative session.
Watch or listen to new episodes Monday through Friday at 6 p.m. on West Virginia Public Broadcasting.