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Bill that would create intermediate appeals court passes Senate, now waits in House Judiciary

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 21, 2019

CHARLESTON – A bill that would create an intermediate court of appeals is headed to the House of Delegates after barely passing the state Senate. Senate Bill 266 passed the Senate on a 17-16 vote Feb. 18. It was sent to the House of Delegates and referred to the Judiciary Committee.

Shock for Republicans: A strike for schools as teachers refuse to sell out students

By Christopher J. Regan | Feb 20, 2019

The Republicans designed Senate Bill 451 as straightforwardly as any protection racket. A 5 percent raise for West Virginia’s educators, inextricably linked to a series of proposals to weaken her public schools. The text of the bill explicitly stated that if any part of its “omnibus” provisions were found unconstitutional or illegal, the raise would be taken away.

Fewer school districts would mean real education reform

By Steve Canterbury | Feb 19, 2019

Eliminating the 55 school districts and replacing them with about a dozen would dramatically drop the cost of administration to the point that every teacher could get a raise and the taxpayers would still save money.

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