Charleston, WV - Today marks the halfway point of the 2016 Legislative Session, and the Republican leadership in the House of Delegates has still not addressed job creation, funding PEIA or finding money to fix our roads. Instead, today, House Republicans spent their time and energy focused on divisive legislation that may have a devastating impact to our state’s economy.
“We know with certainty that House Bill 4012 will neither create any jobs nor invigorate West Virginia’s economy,” House Minority Leader Tim Miley (D-Harrison) stated. “In fact, several businesses and business-friendly organizations have expressed concerns about the negative impact that this legislation could have on our economy,” he continued.
“It is Day 30- how many more hours of debate will be spent on legislation that does not have a meaningful and measureable impact on our state’s economy?” Miley asked.
“Let’s begin discussing the issues that are important to the citizens of our state- creating jobs, funding PEIA, fixing roads- instead of the highly divisive issues that a few elected legislators are pushing,” he urged.