What Would President Trump Mean for West Virginia?

Nov 4, 2016

Trump talks coal at a Charleston, W.Va. rally
Credit Steve Helber / AP File Photo

If the new President Trump repeals the Affordable Care Act, what would happen to West Virginians? If Clinton wins, what does that mean for coal?

Scott Finn, Laurie Lin and WVPB's Ashton Marra, discuss what the candidates face once they are no longer just candidates - both at the presidential and governor levels.

How would a Governor Justice be able to balance the state's budget without, as he has claimed, creating new taxes? How would a Governor Cole slash the size of government as much as he says he will?

The Front Porch” is a place where we tackle the tough issues facing West Virginia and Appalachia with some of the region's most interesting thinkers.

WVPB Executive Director Scott Finn serves as host and provocateur, joined by Laurie Lin, a conservative lawyer and columnist, and Rick Wilson, a liberal columnist and avid goat herder who works for the American Friends Service Committee .

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