April 01, 2008

WV Legislative Follies - Punishing Teen Drivers, and Protecting Employees from Forced Political Participation

So I got an update from Project Vote Smart about what the legislature was up to in its last meeting. Among the highlights (or lowlights) - it made the driving privileges of teens dependent on their school attendance and grades. This strikes me as a pretty bad idea, but only 15 delegates (all Republicans) voted against it. A more remarkable move to me though has to do with a bill that was passed that bans employers from forcing their employees to take part in political events. That it was passed seems quite appropriate. But what I find striking is that 33 delegates (mostly Republicans), over a third of those voting, voted against it. That's troubling.

Posted by armand at April 1, 2008 12:53 PM | TrackBack | Posted to West Virginia

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