CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A recent poll sponsored by the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce is providing insight on the issues most concerning West Virginians.

According to the survey released last week, 37% of respondents say the top issue in the state is improving West Virginia’s roads and highways, followed by improving public education (31%), creating and protecting jobs (26%), stopping the state’s drug abuse problem (26%) and fixing health care in the state (25%). Respondents were allowed to name up to two issues they consider the most important.

The survey comes in the midst of the Legislature discussing education legislation, including an omnibus bill the House of Delegates passed last week. The Senate is expected to discuss the measure upon returning to Charleston on Monday.

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