Monday morning legislative stuff
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Among the more important actions today:
Officially, the bill is known as the “Campus Self-Defense Act” and it’s the latest clash in the fight over guns. Generally speaking, the bill would allow the holders of concealed carry permits to carry handguns on campus. . . .
Campus Carry will be on second reading when the House convenes its floor session today, meaning Delegates will be taking a passage vote tomorrow.
Among the other legislation under consideration is this:
The House Government Organization Committee is considering a resolution today making the pepperoni roll the official state food of West Virginia.
Delegate McGeehan's weekend op-ed
Did anybody else try to get through Delegate Pat McGeehan’s opinion piece in the weekend Wheeling News-Register?
The ‘Woke’ Trojan Horse Coming to Our Neighborhood
After reading it twice, I think it was another complaint by McGeehan objecting to the possibility that an alternative energy plant bringing good-paying jobs might be coming to Brooke County. The best response I've seen came from the Twitter parody account, Riley Moore’s Grandfather:
They won't fool me with this woke trojan horse. If some HR rep offered me 65k w/ solid benefits, I'd tell em to shove it because Aristotle said it probably wouldn't make me happy.— Riley Moore's Grandfather (@DaJanglin) February 18, 2023
I missed my house payment last month, but at least I wasn't spending WOKE money!
The future? Some really bad ideas from other state legislatures
Earlier this month in Missouri:
Missouri votes against banning children from carrying guns in public https://t.co/KtVmPp6rMe— The Guardian (@guardian) February 9, 2023
And from Idaho:
Idaho lawmakers introduce legislation to criminalize those who administer COVID vaccines https://t.co/g4v5fWfdKQ— KTVB.COM (@KTVB) February 16, 2023