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Governor Addresses Teacher Pay & PEIA at Press Conference

The Legislature Today

On The Legislature Today, Governor Jim Justice held a press conference addressing issues linked to PEIA and teacher pay. In the Senate, lawmakers debated abortion rights, and in the House, tempers flared as the 2018 state Legislative session hit the half-way mark.

After a large crowd of chanting pro-choice advocates filled the area outside the Senate chamber, an amendment that would create exclusions to a resolution that grants no right to an abortion, failed on the Senate floor. Senior Reporter Dave Mistich brings us this story.

Mistich also joins host Andrea Lannom onset to discuss the Governor’s afternoon press conference as well as the latest happenings from the statehouse.

Lannom chats onset with the Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety Jeff Sandy and his Deputy General Counsel Stacy Nowicki-Eldridge.

Breakdown of the Interview:

  • HB 4142 – would raise the salaries of corrections officers
  • Dealing with a high turnover rate for correction officers
  • SB 369/HB 4883 – department-drafted correctional consolidation bill
  • Corrections Day at the Capitol


Join us again on Feb. 9 for coverage of a public hearing on proposed oil and gas legislation.

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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