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Sen. President Carmichael Outlines Goals For 2020 Session


Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, joins host Suzanne Higgins to discuss the Republican agenda for the 2020 West Virginia Legislative session. Senior Reporter Dave Mistich also joins Higgins on set to discuss the latest news and legislative action from the statehouse.

Highlights from the interview with Sen. Pres. Carmichael:

  • Job creation
  • Impact of 2019’s SB 1 – increasing access to career education and workforce training
  • Broadband expansion
  • Eliminating the personal property tax on personal machinery
  • Response to Gov. Jim Justice’s State of the State
  • Public education

Lawmakers this year have formed the West Virginia Prayer Caucus. Randy Yohe reports on the new lobbying group made up of legislators themselves who say they pray for divine intervention in shaping faith-based initiatives. 

Tomorrow on The Legislature Today, Speaker of the House Roger Hanshaw will join us on our program. Also, a focus on hunger in West Virginia and the growing needs of state food banks.

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