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WV House takes up education omnibus bill

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Delegate Isaac Sponaugle, D-Pendleton, makes a motion to postpone indefinitely the Senate’s education omnibus bill.
(Submitted photo)

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Despite an attempt Tuesday to stop the bill, the House of Delegates received the state Senate’s massive education reform package, vowing to review the legislation in a “deliberate manner.”

The House received a message from the Senate Tuesday morning announcing the passage of Senate Bill 451, the education omnibus bill. The 137-page bill was referred to the House’s education and finance committees.

In a statement shortly after the passage of SB 451, House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, said he would let the committee process work when looking at the controversial bill.

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