House & Senate Leaders Talk Higher Education, Business Inventory Tax & China Energy Deal

Jan 15, 2018

On the Legislature Today, Senate President Mitch Carmichael and House Speaker Tim Armstead join host Andrea Lannom to discuss some of the biggest issues so far this session:

  • More accessible Community and Technical College
  • Ending the Business Inventory Tax
  • State Budget
  • Workforce Participation
  • Opioid Epidemic
  • China Energy Deal

We also introduce a new feature on our show this year – I’d Like to Know. We're taking your questions directly to those at the Capitol.

Want to share your own thoughts to state Lawmakers? Post your video questions to our Twitter or Facebook accounts with the hashtag #WVIdLikeToKnow, or send an email to

Also on tonight’s show, we highlight some moments around the Capitol honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and West Virginia Public Broadcasting senior reporter Dave Mistich brings a report on education and other developments from the statehouse.

Join us again Tuesday, January 16 at 6:00 p.m. as we speak with the Chairmen of the House and Senate Finance Committees. Also, an in-depth look at the impact of the opioid epidemic on West Virginia’s foster care system.

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