Archive for October, 2017

WV House to vote on Narcan accessibility in schools
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WV House to vote on Narcan accessibility in schools

By LACIE PIERSON The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Members of the West Virginia House of Delegates on Thursday voted to make some changes to a bill that would allow teachers and school staff who are certified to carry and administer opioid antagonists in school facilities if they so choose. The 100 members of the House will […]

Photo finish on Greyhound Breeders’ Fund in West Virginia Legislature:  Local delegates not sure of fate of the bill
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Photo finish on Greyhound Breeders’ Fund in West Virginia Legislature: Local delegates not sure of fate of the bill

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING — A bill to eliminate the West Virginia Greyhound Breeding Development Fund is set for a possible third reading and vote in the House of Delegates today, but there is a dead heat to the finish as a close vote is expected. Senate Bill 437 has […]

Vote to cut funding for greyhound racing looms in WV House
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Vote to cut funding for greyhound racing looms in WV House

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A vote Friday in the House of Delegates could mark the end of greyhound racing in the state, but supporters of the industry appear ready to go out with a fight. Legislation to eliminate some $15 million a year of state subsidies for greyhound racing purses is […]

Legislature sweeping more revenue accounts
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Legislature sweeping more revenue accounts

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Legislature continues to sweep state revenue accounts looking for money to help plug an estimated $450 million deficit in the upcoming state budget. On Thursday, March 30, the House of Delegates approved Senate Bill 362, which would transfer into the general revenue fund […]

WV Senate passes school tax increase bill; local school officials are concerned
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WV Senate passes school tax increase bill; local school officials are concerned

BY KAILEE E. GALLAHAN The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va.  — Area school officials are concerned that a bill passed by the state Senate would devastate county school systems, programs, personnel and budgets. Senate Bill 609 would reduce state education funding by $79.3 million and automatically raise counties’ regular levy property tax rates to make up […]

WV lawmakers target water authority board pay
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WV lawmakers target water authority board pay

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State lawmakers advanced a bill Thursday that would slash salaries of board members who oversee a state agency that handles financing for water and sewer projects in West Virginia. The House Government Organization Committee voted unanimously to drop Water Development Authority members pay to about $150 a […]

Delegate tries to amend municipal traffic control bill
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Delegate tries to amend municipal traffic control bill

By DAVID BEARD The Dominion Post CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Delegate Rodney Pyles, D-Monongalia, stirred some debate on the House floor March 30 with an attempt to amend his municipal traffic control bill into a Senate traffic bill. The bill Pyles attempted to amend is SB 164. It increases the length of load limits on line […]

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Capito, Manchin urge funding for Appalachian Regional Commission

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Ten U.S. Senators representing six states and both political parties are urging the president to protect federal funding for the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). Since ARC was created in 1965, the federal-state partnership has partnered with states, localities and the business community to support the creation of […]

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10 things to know: Friday, March 31

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, March 31, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. MICHAEL FLYNN SEEKS IMMUNITY IN RUSSIA PROBE “General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much […]

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Editorial: Keep public notices in media

From the Herald-Tribune of Sarasota, Fla.:  By Dominic M. Calabro and Pat Neal Guest Columnists The cornerstone of our constitutional democratic republic is protecting citizens’ right to full and public notice when their elected officials are discussing or making decisions that could affect the taxpayers’ daily lives. As a nonpartisan government watchdog and taxpayer research […]