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Roundtable Explores Governor’s Health Rumors, Possible Teachers Strike, Film Tax Credit & More

The Legislature Today

On The Legislature Today, we bring you another reporter roundtable revisiting the week that was and pondering the week to come. Host Andrea Lannom is joined by her statehouse colleagues Brad McElhinny of West Virginia MetroNews and making his first appearance on The Legislature Today, Ryan Quinn, education reporter for the Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper, the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

Highlights:

  • Rumors surrounding Governor Jim Justice’s health
  • Potential of a teacher’s strike
  • A bill that would eliminate Medicaid coverage of abortions is making its way through the committee process in the House
  • Status of a bill to make community and technical colleges free
  • Debate over a bill that would create single member districts
  • A bill that would allow West Virginia voters to elect six of the nine state school board members and allow the legislature to amend state board rules has been sent to a subcommittee in House Judiciary
  • A bill to eliminate the West Virginia film tax credit passed out of the House and heads to the Senate
  • A bill to eliminate the position of Cabinet Secretary of Education and the Arts passed out of House Finance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6s3QfCGNBU

Join us again for The Legislature Today on Monday, January 29 where we'll discuss various budget policies with Garrett Ballengee of The Cardinal Institute and Ted Boettner of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy.

The Legislature Today is West Virginia's source for daily legislative news and information. The only live television program covering the West Virginia Legislature, the broadcast features reports from the Senate, House and committee meetings with in-depth interviews and analysis of the legislative process in West Virginia.

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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