May Offers WV Governor Shot To Up Agenda Score In OT

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Charleston, WV (AP) -- When West Virginia's Legislature returns in late May to craft next year's state budget, lawmakers could also revisit some of the topics that proved too thorny for the regular session.

It also gives Gov. Joe Manchin a chance to revive failed agenda items, particularly those regarding public education.

This year's regular session, which ended Saturday, was the Governor's toughest since he first took office in 2005.

Only half of his 24 non-budget proposals passed.

Manchin told reporters Monday that he planned to review the successes and casualties of the 60-day session.

He then hopes to discuss with house and senate leaders whether compromises could rescue some of the measures left stranded.

Lawmakers are expected to meet for about 10 days starting May 26.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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