WV Gov Wants 2nd Shot At 3 Failed Session Bills

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Charleston, WV (AP) -- Gov. Joe Manchin wants the West Virginia Legislature to revisit failed proposals addressing student achievement, post-mining land use and high-tech economic development.

The Governor announced Monday that he will ask lawmakers to reconsider these three bills at a special session before, during or after the upcoming extended session.

The house and senate plan to return May 26 and then meet until June 6 to complete next year's state budget.

Manchin says he may add more to his agenda later.

All three bills died during the regular session that ended April 11.

Half of Manchin's non-budget bills failed to pass during those 60 days, including the land use proposal and the bill addressing third and eighth grade achievement.

Both died on the final night.

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

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