Manchin To Announce May Legislative Plans

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Charleston, WV (AP) -- Gov. Joe Manchin is expected to announce whether he will ask the legislature to revisit any proposals that failed to pass the recently concluded regular session.

With the house and senate returning May 26 to complete next year's state budget, the governor has been reviewing the results of the session that ended April 11.

Just half of Manchin's non-budget bills passed during those 60 days.

Five of his proposals died on the final night.

They included measures addressing third- and eighth-grade achievement, innovation at public schools and the annual school calendar.

About a dozen other bills also faltered in the session's final days.

But the legislature has largely limited its 10-day extended session to budget and stimulus-related matters.

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

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