Mountain State lawmakers are moving into the 2nd half of their 60-day session with differing ideas on how successful they've been so far.
Ohio County democratic delegate Shawn Fluharty was on The Watchdog Morning Show and notes only a single bill has been passed thru both bodies and signed by the Governor.
“We’re on the pace for two,” he said.
Fluharty said the only “democracy in action” he’s seen this session is when teachers marched on the capitol last week.
“Leaders lead the don’t mislead and that’s what going on in this legislature right now,” Fluharty said.
Marion County Republican delegate told our Metronews partners he disagrees with Fluharty's assessment
“To say we’re a do nothing legislature–I’d say speak for yourselves, if that’s what you’re saying,” Butler said. “These issues may not come up in the order than you think they should but budgetary issues need to go through the process. We all realize the antics that have gone on here are for show.” (WVMetronews.com)
The simmering frustrations of teachers and other state employees have been front and center, but abortion, second amendment issues, Bible classes and speed limit increases have all been discussed in committees. Budget questions still remain. There's a long road to go before sine die.