House Finance Committee Members Discuss Gov. Justice's Proposed Budget

Jan 15, 2020

The House of Delegates passed a bill known as the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. It calls on doctors to use "reasonable medical judgement" in the event of an unsuccessful abortion, and it passed with bi-partisan support.

But some Democrats – even those who voted for the bill – argued that the measure accomplishes nothing and is an attempt at furthering political divides. Senior Reporter Dave Mistich brings us this story.

Also, on tonight’s show, lawmakers have begun the long process of examining Gov. Jim Justice’s proposed FY 2021 General Revenue Budget. Host Suzanne Higgins spoke with House Finance Vice-Chair Vernon Criss, R-Wood, and Minority Chair, Mick Bates, D-Raleigh, about the work ahead.

It was Tourism Day at the Capitol with several activities. Randy Yohe reports tourism's growing significance in economic development is certainly recognized.   

Tomorrow on The Legislature Today, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice joins us, plus we'll have the latest news and activities from the Capitol.