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Lobbyists Weigh In On Bill To Create Intermediate Court Of Appeals


A proposal to establish an intermediate court system has passed the Senate Judiciary and is now in Senate Finance. Senior reporter Dave Mistich speaks with Danielle Waltz of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Jonathan Mani, President-Elect of the West Virginia Association for Justice to explore both sides of the issue.

We also look at the Gov. Jim Justice’s proposal to fully fund the Intellectual Developmental Disabilities Waiver Program.

Host Suzanne Higgins is joined by senior reporter Dave Mistich and reporter Emily Allen for the latest news from the Capitol.


The governor’s proposed budget calls for enough funding to eliminate a waiting list for services provided through Medicaid's Intellectual Developmental Disabilities Waiver Program. As Randy Yohe reports, more than 1,000 West Virginians are on that list, and many have waited years for services.

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