Intermediate court system wins House approval in WV

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CHARLESTON, WV (AP) – A bill that would establish an intermediate court system in West Virginia cleared a key hurdle Tuesday when it won approval in the House of Delegates.

The House passed the bill on a 56-44 vote. It now goes back to the Senate to go over House changes. The Senate passed the original version of the bill on Feb. 24. Both chambers have Republican supermajorities.

The bill has been introduced in each of the past several years only to fail to get past the House. House Democrats and others say the intermediate court would be wasteful spending and add another layer of government.

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