Senators set to return to statehouse to take up House education reform bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Senate will reconvene Monday evening at the state capitol to take up bills approved by the House of Delegates last week including the education reform bill.

According to Senate President Mitch Carmichael, the GOP majority has enough votes to pass the House bill but how long the process may take remains an unknown.

Carmichael hopes the Senate Democrats agree to waive the rule that each bill be read for three days before a final vote. If that doesn’t happen, the reform bill wouldn’t get final approval until Wednesday.

The Senate must also decide what it will do with a number of supplemental appropriation bills from the governor’s office that the House passed. The Senate leadership could send those to the Finance Committee for initial consideration or pass them during a floor session.

The Monday evening session is scheduled to begin at five o’clock.

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