Legislative review: Thursday, February 8

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WDTV) -- Lawmakers are eying up more oversight of the judicial system's budget.

The Senate Finance Committee passed a resolution that would give the legislature greater oversight on it. The resolution still would need a two-thirds majority on the senate floor, a two-thirds majority on the house floor and then a vote of the citizens on next November's ballot.

The committee also passed a bill that would establish a long-discussed intermediate appeals court. This came to the forefront after what some call the supreme court's questionable spending.

Lawmakers also discussed abortion legislation. Read more about that in the Related Stories section.