Associated Press Writers
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Measures offering ultrasound images to women seeking abortions and creating a single agency to manage the state’s vehicle fleet were among those sent to Gov. Joe Manchin as West Virginia’s Legislature wound down its 60-day regular session.
The governor had requested the vehicle agency bill. But his proposal to ease business taxes through a constitutional amendment foundered in the Senate during the session’s final hours Saturday.
The Senate Finance Committee appeared unwilling to advance a House bill toughening state ethics standards.
Delegates voted unanimously in mid-January to set a lobbying waiting period for public officials and require disclosures of their spouses.
Nearly 130 bills passed during the session, that ended at midnight.