January 17, 2014
Discouraging news out of West Virginia: The whistleblower bill the state legislature has been considering has been put on hold. In a unanimous vote the House of Delegates’ Rules Committee put the bill on the inactive calendar to allow time for revisions.
Opponents, primarily Republicans and business interests, criticize the bill they say largely because it would have a retroactive effect and no cap on the amount a whistleblower could be rewarded.
However, Democratic representatives are still fighting for the bill. “The concept of the bill is good. It’s about good government,” said House Speaker Tim Miley (D-Harrison).