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Carmichael: No guarantee omnibus education bill will pass in one day

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By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Senate President Mitch Carmichael isn’t ready to guarantee an omnibus education bill will be passed in a single day.

“Am I confident? No, I’m not 100 percent confident on it,” Carmichael said in a press conference response to a question about the comprehensive education bill and a second bill focusing on education savings accounts.

Carmichael wants to consider the 144-page omnibus bill and the separate, smaller education savings account bill in one day, Saturday. A draft of the omnibus education bill was distributed last Friday afternoon.

Suspending a rule that requires bills be read on three separate days for passage would require a four fifths, supermajority vote.