WVU expert compares effects of climate change to eroding infrastructure

A West Virginia University professor in the School of Public Health began teaching about climate change more than 20 years ago, hoping reasonable people would see a trend and take action to prevent melting ice caps and rising seas. Instead, the issue has become a political dispute, with many key elected officials saying they don’t believe it’s happening

WVU Expert: Savings important to state’s long-term economic growth

Many energy-producing states around the country, including West Virginia, are in budget trouble as revenues from extractive industries are sinking. Lawmakers in Charleston are debating which tax reforms will plug a $600 million hole, including eliminating the personal income tax and increasing the consumer sales and service tax. West Virginia University Bureau of Business and Economic Research Director John Deskins explains the economic distinctions in the effects of those two types of taxation.

WVU expert: Trump speech likely to be short on health care details

With the echoes of disgruntled constituents’ questions about the future of their health care still ringing in their ears, members of congress will hear from President Donald Trump tonight (Feb. 28), in his first address to the nation’s legislative branch.

WVU experts available to discuss State of the State address

Newly-elected Governor Jim Justice will deliver his first State of the State address today (Feb. 8) as the regular session of the 2017 West Virginia Legislature begins. Several West Virginia University faculty members will be available to offer reaction and expert commentary to the media tonight and in the days following Justice’s speech.

WVU experts available to talk about issues related to immigration Executive Order

A number of West Virginia University faculty are available to discuss issues related to the Executive Order signed Friday (Jan. 27) by President Donald Trump suspending entry into the United States “of both nonimmigrants and immigrants” from at least seven countries for 90 days or more from the date the Executive Order was signed.