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West Virginia: 2017 Regular Session Begins
February 08, 2017

Lawmakers convene today in Charleston to begin the 83rd legislature. After receiving the first budget address of Governor Jim Justice (D), legislators plan to tackle a projected $500 million budget deficit, economic expansion, and education decentralization. Also on the agenda are tax reform, infrastructure improvements, and medical marijuana legalization. The session is scheduled to adjourn April 8.

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