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WV Legislators Take On Child Poverty

BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA)- West Virginia lawmakers are working to combat child poverty across the state.

 The first road hearing will be conducted by the legislative committee studying child poverty in southern West Virginia.

The Senate's Select Committee on Children and Poverty has scheduled hearings Wednesday in Oak Hill and March 20 in Beckley.

The committee's chairman, Senate Majority Leader John Unger says that education reforms won't succeed if child poverty isn't addressed.

The Berkeley County Democrat says if a child is hungry or worried about what they're going home to, they won't perform in the classroom.

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