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Governor: Medicaid Cuts will Result in Healthcare Crisis

The Legislature Today

On The Legislature Today, Governor Jim Justice is declaring a symbolic State of Emergency in West Virginia due to Republican plans to cut Medicaid dollars.

Legislative leaders released their budget framework last week that would cut the program by $50 million, they say. Justice say the cuts will result in a healthcare crisis in the state.


Delegates are poised for the second year in a row to end subsidies to the state’s four racetrack casinos, while Senators look at a bill that would grant more flexibility in road construction projects.


And Gov. Justice makes an appearance at a rally in support of the natural gas industry in the state - what he has to say about controversial forced pooling legislation on The Legislature Today.





Liz McCormick is WVPB's Eastern Panhandle and education reporter/producer. Liz is a native of Charleston, West Virginia and received her B.A. in Communications and New Media from Shepherd University in 2014. You can connect with Liz via email at emccormick@wvpublic.org or on Twitter @LizMcCormickWV