On this part of As we speak’s legislature, Gov. Jim Justice examined constructive for COVID-19. Appalachia Well being Information Reporter Emily Rice joins our host Bob Brunner to debate what this implies for the legislative session and the state.

Additionally, on this present, the Home of Delegates unanimously handed Justice’s model of the 50 % earnings tax minimize invoice. However earlier than that occurred, the Democratic minority proposed deeper cuts for low-income taxpayers. Authorities reporter Randy Yohe has the story.

Jan Lilly Stewart Advocacy Day on the West Virginia Capitol. As Chris Schulz reviews, it is a possibility for the incapacity group to return collectively and make their voices heard.

Lastly, Schulz sat down with coverage knowledgeable Sean O’Leary to debate the opportunity of this yr’s proposed state price range. The price range is the one regulation that have to be handed yearly, however the best way it ought to be drafted varies drastically. Republicans maintain the bulk, however are presently divided on find out how to ship the promised tax cuts to West Virginians.

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Legislature at the moment – January 18, 2023

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