On The Legislature Today, the state of West Virginia’s budget has largely been the focus of this legislative session, overshadowing many of the other bills making their way through the process.
Several pieces of legislation, though, have been introduced to aid the victims of rape and sexual assault in the state. Sen. Mike Woelfel and Nancy Hoffman with the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services discuss those bills.
In the Senate, members of the Select Committee on Tax Reform are still mulling over a bill to make substantial changes to the state’s tax structure—all in the name of inciting economic growth. Committee members met for the first time this morning since receiving revenue estimates for their bill to repeal the personal income tax.
Delegates continue to work through bills they hope will impact both the quality of and access to healthcare in West Virginia. Liz McCormick details two of those bills that were put to a vote on the floor Monday.