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Coal break to roads cash, West Virginia bills hit deadline

Coal break to roads cash, West Virginia bills hit deadline

"With similar discriminatory legislation being considered in states across the nation, West Virginia sent a clear message to the world that Mountaineers do not tolerate discrimination".

Thursday which would do away with the state's current permit and training program to carry a concealed weapon in West Virginia for anyone ages 21 and older.

Tomblin expressed concerns about public safety before announcing his veto, pointing to the dozens of police officers in attendance who say the change would negatively affect their jobs.

Over the last few years, Carper said more than 173 county residents were denied gun permits.

And a bill passed by the House would let pharmacists prescribe naloxone, which is a life-saving drug for people overdosing on heroin or other drugs.

"While we celebrate this victory today, we must remember that without a statewide nondiscrimination law, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender West Virginians will continue to be vulnerable to discrimination simply because of who they are and who they love".

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The move comes as a constitutional change may also pave the way for professional fighters to contest the games to be held in August.


"We have a system in this state that works very, very well", he said.

The vote followed an emotional debate where Senate Majority Leader Mitch Carmichael (R-Jackson) argued in favor of Palumbo's amendment, saying he feared a RFRA law could be used to discriminate against the LGTB community.

"At some point, common sense ought to kick in", Crawford said.

Another bill would fund roadwork by raising the state sales tax by 1 cent to 5 cents; increase DMV fees; and increase the gas tax when prices are $2 or lower.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A push to raise West Virginia's tobacco taxes has been voted down by a House committee, likely killing a second tax increase proposed by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.


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