Bills to expand firefighter health coverage for cancers die in Richmond

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) Firefighters have been dealt another blow in their efforts to expand health coverage on the job.

Lawmakers in Richmond killed all three bills related to the issue in the House and Senate.

The bills would've covered a handful more cancers, And the bills would've made it easier for firefighters and their families to receive workers comp benefits.

Local firefighters say they will continue their fight next year.