Q&A: Breaking Down 2 Constitutional Amendments on Mid-Term Ballot


On this West Virginia Morning, there are two constitutional amendments on the ballot in this year’s mid-term election. If passed, one would change language about how abortions are handled in the state constitution. The other would give the state Legislature some oversight of the Supreme Court’s budget.

Senior reporter Dave Mistich sat down with news director Jesse Wright to break down what each amendment means.

And we hear the Mountain Stage Song of the Week. Singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters has made five appearances on Mountain Stage since 1996. A widely covered songwriter, Peters’ songs have been recorded by Martina McBride, Shania Twain, Bryan Adams and many others. She performs “Say Grace.”

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Support for our news bureaus comes from West Virginia University, Concord University, and Shepherd University.

West Virginia Morning is produced with help from Molly Born, Jessica Lilly, Kara Lofton, Liz McCormick, Dave Mistich, Brittany Patterson and Roxy Todd.

Our news director is Jesse Wright, our producer is Glynis Board and our host is Teresa Wills.