Archive for October, 2017

Editorial: Balance required between aiding business, enforcing rules
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Editorial: Balance required between aiding business, enforcing rules

From The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington: Among many topics he covered in his first State of the State speech, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice emphasized his vision for boosting the state’s ailing economy. One of his points was that the state’s Department of Environmental Protection would have a change of attitude, one that no longer emphasizes […]

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Editorial: Taxing advertising is bad idea
By February 17, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Taxing advertising is bad idea

From The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg: Gov. Jim Justice in his State of the State address presented to the Legislature a budget proposal that called for $450 million in tax increases (euphemistically referred to as revenue enhancements) and just $30 million in state budget cuts — or expense reductions — to balance the 2018 state […]

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Editorial: Paying price for assault on coal

From the Wheeling News-Register: Between 2011 and last year, the United States lost enough coal-fired electric generating capacity to serve about 47 million homes, we reported last weekend. What has that meant to the millions of families who have lost access to low-cost electricity generated with coal? Money. Monthly electric bills have gone up and […]

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By February 17, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know: Friday, Feb. 7

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. PAKISTANIS QUESTION SECURITY AFTER SHRINE BLAST A day after a suicide bombing by the Islamic State group killed 80 […]

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Friday, Feb. 17
By February 17, 2017 Read More →

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Friday, Feb. 17

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Friday, Feb. 17 W.Va. Legislative Committee Meeting Schedule – Subject to change Watch WV Legislature Live each day at http://www.legis.state.wv.us/live.cfm SENATE:                       Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 REVIEW BILLS INTRODUCED The Senate will convene at 11 a.m. On the agenda:     UNFINISHED BUSINESS SCR 16: […]

‘Ryan Brown’ addiction bill passed to House Finance
By February 16, 2017 Read More →

‘Ryan Brown’ addiction bill passed to House Finance

Legislation to assist recovering addicts named for West Virginia youth who succumbed to drugs   By Lexi Browning For The West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The House Committee on Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse passed legislation Thursday afternoon that could allow citizens to lobby private organizations for additional funding for addiction awareness and prevention […]

Freshman Delegate Evans works for district priorities
By February 16, 2017 Read More →

Freshman Delegate Evans works for district priorities

McDowell delegate on losing side of Courtesy Patrol committee vote By Lexi Browning For The West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For freshman Delegate Ed Evans, D-McDowell, the first two weeks of this year’s legislative session have been a learning process. Evans, who retired from the education system after 35 years, said in the upcoming […]

Justice: Plan will give the state life
By February 16, 2017 Read More →

Justice: Plan will give the state life

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Gov. Jim Justice is urging residents to call legislators and ask them to support his budget proposal, saying if his plan is not adopted, the state will die. In his approximately three-minute long video released Wednesday, Justice once again compared the state’s budget to a dying patient, […]

Justice’s budget includes $8M for WV Capitol dome repair
By February 16, 2017 Read More →

Justice’s budget includes $8M for WV Capitol dome repair

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice’s 2017-18 West Virginia budget plan includes proposed tax increases and spending cuts, but few new appropriations. It’s notable, then, that the proposed budget includes an $8 million appropriation for repairs to the Capitol dome. “We’ve had a water leak, and it basically rains in […]

Bills would boost food incentives in the state
By February 16, 2017 Read More →

Bills would boost food incentives in the state

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Senate Agriculture and Rural Development Committee Wednesday took up bills dealing with establishing a farm-to-food bank tax credit and setting up a process for vendors to sell home-based foods at farmers markets. The first, Senate Bill 25, would establish a farm-to-food bank tax credit for farmers […]