Reporters Recap Passage Of W.Va. Impact Fund And Latest On Legislation To Repeal Machinery Tax

Feb 21, 2020

We recap this week’s legislative action with statehouse reporters, and we take a special look at bills seeking to bar discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Reporter Emily Allen brings us a special focus on bills that aim to stop discrimination against people of the LGBTQ+ community in West Virginia.

Host Suzanne Higgins speaks with statehouse reporters Brad McElhinny of WV MetroNews and Dave Mistich of West Virginia Public Broadcasting for a roundtable discussion on this week’s biggest stories.

Highlights from the roundtable:

  • Crossover Day
  • Latest on a bill that would create the West Virginia Fairness Act
  • Latest on legislation to repeal the business and inventory tax; SJR 9, SB 837
  • HB 4001 – West Virginia Impact Fund
  • Pending closure of Fairmont Regional Medical Center

Bluefield State College celebrated its 125th anniversary at the Capitol Friday. Randy Yohe brings us the story on this historically black college.

Monday on The Legislature Today, we'll continue our discussion on the potential impact of the proposed property tax repeals, we'll also get the county commission perspective and the business perspective.