WV's Medical Marijuana program has taken quite some time to hammer out. The program was initially passed into law in 2017. It was supposed to go into effect in just a few months, but right after it passed, it hit a road bump. The state treasurer pointed out that there was no guidance in the law on how to handle the money that would come in through the program, and even proposed some solutions of his own.Read more
When the Republican-led state legislature rushed through a bill giving coal companies a $60M per year tax break, leaders paid for that by eliminating funding from a bill to repair WV’s roads.
Now, having heard how angry West Virginians are about our broken roads, Charleston politicians are considering taking money from Medicaid.Read more
Morsels Of Truth: By Bil Lepp
Imagine planning to build a big multiuse business park with greenspaces, shops, a transportation hub, restaurants and other pleasant business. This facility would employ up to eleven people an acre on about 300 acres of land. I wouldn’t really want to go there, but more sociable people than I find such places agreeable. It would theoretically entice people to move to West Virginia, provide jobs, benefit the economy and draw tourists.Read more
Digging Deeper: By Dan Heyman
Charleston, WV – Republicans in state government are pinning their election hopes to legal changes they say are boosting economic growth. But members of West Virginia’s labor movement say a Right-to-Work law and similar provisions are forcing them to pay for people who want to “get something for nothing.”Read more