The Legislature Today: Poll of W.Va. Voters Tells Story of 2016 Session

Feb 29, 2016


The GOP majority in both chambers have received plenty of criticism and support this legislative session for taking on controversial issues like Right-to-Work and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

 

Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

West Virginians on either side of the issue have made their stances known through social media campaigns and rallies at the statehouse, and many opposed are turning those feelings into political fuel for the upcoming primary and general elections.

 

Curtis Wilkerson with Orion Strategies discusses a poll recently conducted by the firm about both legislative and political issues.

A bill to ban a commonly-used abortion method is making its way to Governor Tomblin’s desk after a vote of approval in the House, but a vote in the Senate kills a bill that would have allowed pipeline surveyors on private property without permission.  Two West Virginia groups combined efforts today at the statehouse to show their support and opposition to bills they say will affect minority groups in the state.