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Equipment Tax And Intermediate Courts Remain Hot Button Issues At W.Va. Statehouse

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It’s Friday, and that means we look back at a week of West Virginia Legislative action. We’ve also officially reached the half-way mark of the 2020 session. Host Suzanne Higgins is joined by statehouse reporters Phil Kabler of The Charleston Gazette-Mail, Emily Allen of West Virginia Public Broadcasting, and Steven Allen Adams of Ogden Newspapers.

Highlights from the roundtable:

  • Recap of West Virginia Press Association’s Legislative Breakfast
  • Latest on a resolution that would repeal the Business and Inventory Tax
  • HB 4543 – related to insurance coverage for diabetics
  • SB 138 – incentives for the consolidation of local governments
  • Latest on foster care legislation
  • HB 2732 – Defend the Guard Act
  • SB 275 – creating an Intermediate Court of Appeals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYSlnAeO--s

Lawmakers were among hundreds of West Virginians who boarded off-highway vehicles and ventured into the back-woods trails of Kanawha County last weekend. Randy Yohe reports. 

Tune back in on Monday, Feb. 10 at 6:00 p.m. for more of The Legislature Today.

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 from Shepherd University in 2014. You can connect with Liz via email at emccormick@wvpublic.org or on Twitter @LizMcCormickWV