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Economic Development And Challenges Of Re-Entry On This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, there are several ways to look at economic development in West Virginia. One is the traditional method of luring large corporations to the state, and another school of thought is to invest that money in poverty programs and to bring the poorest West Virginians up.

In our latest episode of The Legislature Today, reporter Chris Schulz spoke with Mitch Carmichael, the Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Economic Development, and Rev. Mathew Watts from the Tuesday Morning Group, about possibilities.

Also, in this show, America’s prison system releases at least 95 percent of the men and women incarcerated when their sentences are finished. When they re-enter society, many struggle to navigate that freedom successfully. On the next Us & Them, host Trey Kay hears about the challenges of re-entry.

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