The Legislature Today: Armstead Supports Union Opposed Bills


On the latest episode of The Legislature Today, Speaker Tim Armstead discusses  two bills union members across the state are speaking out against: Right-to-Work and a repeal of the state’s prevailing wage. Both are measures the Republican supports.  

In the House, that prevailing wage bill is heading toward a vote by the full body after members of the Committee on Government Organization approved the bill Wednesday. A repeal was also proposed during the 2015 session, but members of the Legislature instead passed a bill to recalculate the wage.

Local county health departments are grappling with a proposed $4 million proposed budget cut from Gov. Tomblin, a reduction of nearly 25 percent. While local health officer determine the impact the cut will have on locally provided services, one state Senator is proposing a regionalization of administrative positions to help ease the burden on programs.