Governor: Medicaid Cuts will Result in Healthcare Crisis


On The Legislature Today, Governor Jim Justice is declaring a symbolic State of Emergency in West Virginia due to Republican plans to cut Medicaid dollars.

Legislative leaders released their budget framework last week that would cut the program by $50 million, they say. Justice say the cuts will result in a healthcare crisis in the state.


Delegates are poised for the second year in a row to end subsidies to the state’s four racetrack casinos, while Senators look at a bill that would grant more flexibility in road construction projects.


And Gov. Justice makes an appearance at a rally in support of the natural gas industry in the state – what he has to say about controversial forced pooling legislation on The Legislature Today.