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The West Virginia Legislature has passed a bill that would authorize the state Division of Natural Resources to enter into third-party contracts in support of new recreational facilities at all state forests and all but one state park.

Less than an hour until midnight on the final night of the legislative session, the House of Delegates voted 68-29 for House Bill 4408 after signing off on changes that the Senate made to the bill.

Mike Tony covers energy and the environment. He can be reached at 304-348-1236 or Follow @Mike__Tony on Twitter. 

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