WVU's Deskins Provides Analysis of W.Va. Economy

Jan 24, 2018

Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, The Legislature Today host Andrea Lannom speaks with John Deskins, the director of West Virginia University’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research, about the state’s economy – the hits it's taken, the challenges still ahead and the investments needed to make desired returns. We have a portion of the that interview, which was taped live from the Capitol on Tuesday evening.

Also on today's show, as the opioid crisis rages on, more states and municipalities are suing pharmaceutical companies, hoping to win financial resources to help fight the epidemic. About a year ago, McDowell was the first county, Huntington the first city, and tiny Kermit the first town to file suits.

Reporter Jessica Lilly visited Kermit and brings us her report.