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Lawmakers discuss West Virginia’s economic future, drug epidemic

By BRETT DUNLAP

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

West Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, speaks about challenges facing West Virginia during the 2018 legislative session Thursday during the West Virginia Press Association’s 2018 Legislative Breakfast.
(News and Sentinel photo by Brett Dunlap)

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Lawmakers are working on four pillars they believe will move the state economically forward.

House of Delegates Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, told members of the West Virginia Press Association Thursday that the four were the state’s tax structure, infrastructure, the legal regulatory climate and the education system.

However, over the last few years a fifth issue has emerged that has impacted the state economy, he said.

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