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Justice Defends His Work As Governor, Shares Goals For 2020


Host Suzanne Higgins sits down with Gov. Jim Justice to discuss his proposed budget, his work over the last four years as governor, and his thoughts for the future. Higgins also speaks with Reporter Emily Allen and Senior Reporter Dave Mistich about the latest news from the Capitol building.

Highlights from the interview with Gov. Justice:

  • Filing for re-election
  • Medicaid Reserve Fund
  • Foster care needs
  • Future of the Affordable Care Act in West Virginia
  • 2020 State of the State
  • Relationship with the state Legislature
  • Lawsuit over residency
  • Hopes for the 2020 session


The third annual Aviation Day at the Legislature was held today. Randy Yohe reports on growing interest, education and employment opportunities.

Tomorrow on The Legislature Today, we'll be joined by guest reporters for an update on several issues getting attention at the Capitol.

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