The Legislature Today: Majority Leaders Prioritize Road Funding

Mar 2, 2016

Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Senate Majority Leader Mitch Carmichael and House Majority Leader Daryl Cowles discuss the future of a bill approved in the Senate Wednesday that raises taxes and fees to fund infrastructure. The two also focus in on the difficulties lawmakers face in balancing the 2017 budget.

Senators also approved a bill that would reduce the state's severance tax on coal and natural gas starting in July 2018.

In the House, members approve legislation that gives counties more control over how they spend those dollars.