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WV House committee considering Senate education overhaul bill today

By RYAN QUINN

Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia House Education Committee is set to consider Senate Republicans’ broad education overhaul bill starting at 9 a.m. today.

The legislation arrived in the House on Tuesday, when a Democrat immediately, and unsuccessfully, attempted to have the House officially not consider it.

Delegate Isaac Sponaugle, D-Pendleton, made the motion to “postpone indefinitely” Senate Bill 451. It was the same, rare motion Senate Democrats used in 2015 to table a bill that would have legalized charter schools, although Republicans revived that legislation before it died again later that year.

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