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Panel hears requests for I-68 extension

By DAVID BEARD

The Dominion Post

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Lobbyists came before a Senate subcommittee Feb. 20 to suggest some tweaks to a bill aimed, initially, at extending I-68 from Morgantown to Marshall County.

SB 210 brings back the County Local Powers Act. If passed, any county with significant development could use it, but it originated in Marshall.

A subcommittee of the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure committee took up the bill to hear the requests.

After the panel heard all the requests, chair Chandler Swope, R-Mercer, said staff would work on them and they would reconvene Feb. 21, before the full committee meeting, to consider them.

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