The Legislature Today: Armstead Supports Union Opposed Bills

Jan 20, 2016

On the latest episode of The Legislature Today, Speaker Tim Armstead discusses  two bills union members across the state are speaking out against: Right-to-Work and a repeal of the state's prevailing wage. Both are measures the Republican supports.  

In the House, that prevailing wage bill is heading toward a vote by the full body after members of the Committee on Government Organization approved the bill Wednesday. A repeal was also proposed during the 2015 session, but members of the Legislature instead passed a bill to recalculate the wage.

Local county health departments are grappling with a proposed $4 million proposed budget cut from Gov. Tomblin, a reduction of nearly 25 percent. While local health officer determine the impact the cut will have on locally provided services, one state Senator is proposing a regionalization of administrative positions to help ease the burden on programs.