Archive for December, 2017

Gov. Justice spells out budget proposal
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Gov. Justice spells out budget proposal

  Justice says plan is pathway to save West Virginia  Release from the Office of Gov. Jim Justice: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – After weeks of no action from the West Virginia Legislature on the budget, Gov. Jim Justice put forward a new budget plan to solve the budget crisis and create jobs. Justice stressed that he […]

Watch WVPB’s Legislature Today for Feb. 27
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Watch WVPB’s Legislature Today for Feb. 27

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Watch West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s The Legislature Today for Monday, Feb. 27, 2017: Click here to view: https://youtu.be/ee0z3SsJb5I  

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WVPA Convention 2017: Aug. 3-5 at Canaan Valley Resort

The West Virginia Press Association’s 2017 Convention is set for Aug. 3-5, 2017, at Canaan Valley Resort. More details will be posted soon. Contact Don Smith, executive director, 304-342-1011, or donsmith@wvpress.org for more information.

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Morgan County water tasting competition yields record numbers
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Morgan County water tasting competition yields record numbers

Tricia Lynn Strader The Journal BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va.  — The 2017 Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting, which is the largest and longest running water tasting competition in the world, was held over the weekend at the Country Inn. A record 102 waters were entered from 19 states, 12 countries, five provinces and nine West Virginia […]

Senate considers major overhaul to state tax code
By February 27, 2017 Read More →

Senate considers major overhaul to state tax code

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — While Gov. Jim Justice and members of the Legislature ponder how to best address a looming budget deficit that could top $450 million, members of a special committee in the Senate are exploring a complete overhaul of the state’s tax code. State Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, set up the Select Committee on […]

Center for Budget and Policy hosts fourth annual Budget Breakfast
By February 27, 2017 Read More →

Center for Budget and Policy hosts fourth annual Budget Breakfast

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The budget deficit and proposals to eliminate the state income tax were among the main topics at the West Virginia Center for Budget and Policy’s fourth annual Budget Breakfast last week. Last week, Republican lawmakers introduced Senate Bill 335, which would repeal consumer sales, service and use […]

Lawmakers consider dozens of bills to fight opioid epidemic
By February 27, 2017 Read More →

Lawmakers consider dozens of bills to fight opioid epidemic

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald CHARLESTON — “Is what we’re doing working?” It’s a question a Cabell County delegate has been asking herself and others involved in West Virginia’s fight against the ever-growing opioid epidemic. After consulting with law enforcement officers, prosecutors and officials, Delegate Kelli Sobonya, R-Cabell, has sponsored or co-sponsored dozens of bills […]

Changes to education regulations could impact W. Va. school systems
By February 27, 2017 Read More →

Changes to education regulations could impact W. Va. school systems

By KAILEE GALLAHAN The Exponent Telegram CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State officials who support consistent guidelines from the federal government said a recent vote to overturn education regulations could affect students, teachers and school systems around West Virginia. The U.S. House of Representatives voted to overturn two education regulations — the Every Student Succeeds Act and a teacher […]

Committee takes up drug abuse bills
By February 27, 2017 Read More →

Committee takes up drug abuse bills

DAVID BEARD The Dominion Post CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The House Judiciary Committee took up a long list of substance abuse bills Feb. 24 during one of its many marathon sessions. The first two of the day dealt with fentanyl and a for-profit shoplifting scheme called boosting. The fentanyl bill is HB 2329. It is aimed […]

Tax reform bill still not ready
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Tax reform bill still not ready

By DAVID BEARD The Dominion Post CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The Feb. 24 afternoon meeting of the Senate Select Committee on Tax Reform got off to a shaky start. Early on, one member walked out. No members showed up for the meeting until 30 minutes past its announced 1 p.m. start time. The meeting got rolling […]