West Virginia's legislature is officially in session now and several interesting bills are in play, including some I've worked with allies to advance. I was pleased to see that the leadership of the House of Delegates is supporting an increase in the state minimum wage, a move that the state Chamber of Commerce doesn't seem to oppose.The House majority also came out in support of creating a Future Fund or permanent mineral trust fund, something that Senate President Jeff Kessler has long supported.
All that's encouraging, but it will take a lot of work to make either really happen. And those are just the things we know about. In addition to all that, as a certain former Defense Department head once said, there are known unknowns and unknown unknowns.
Should be interesting. Not necessarily fun or good, but interesting.