February 28, 2014

Annals of weirdness

With just over a week to go at the WV legislature, things are getting weirder and weirder. Yesterday, Republicans on the House Health Committee acted in concert to try to kill an innocuous bill, Move to Improve, which would have promoted physical activity in public schools. Apparently, exercise is socialistic. Who knew?

The sad part is that they came within one vote of doing it, largely because some Democrats on the committee felt they had more important places to be

I was particularly disappointed that one of my Republican delegates, Carol Miller, voted against Move to Improve as well, after she emailed me saying "who could object to children getting exercise?" I guess now we know the answer to that rhetorical question.

It will be interesting to see if some of these votes change if and when the measure hits the floor.

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