Archive for October, 2017

Kelly measure regarding drug treatment facilities passes in W.Va. House
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Kelly measure regarding drug treatment facilities passes in W.Va. House

By BRETT DUNLAP The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The West Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill, originally sponsored by a Wood County delegate, which can lead the way for the establishment of additional substance abuse treatment facilities in the state. The House of Delegates voted unanimously, 90-0, in favor of H.B. […]

House OKs plan to use drug settlement funds to add beds at treatment centers
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House OKs plan to use drug settlement funds to add beds at treatment centers

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia lawmakers moved a step closer Wednesday with their plan to seize $24 million in recent drug lawsuit settlement funds and use the money to add beds at drug treatment facilities across the state. The House of Delegates voted unanimously to pass a bill (HB 2428) […]

Senate passes bill giving governor authority to furlough state employees
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Senate passes bill giving governor authority to furlough state employees

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A bill passed by the Senate would give the governor the authority to furlough state employees in the executive branch if there is a fiscal emergency. Under Senate Bill 446, if the governor could declare a fiscal emergency if there is a deficit or overdraft in the […]

Senate passes bill giving Parkways Authority ability to issue revenue bonds
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Senate passes bill giving Parkways Authority ability to issue revenue bonds

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A bill giving give the West Virginia Parkways Authority the abilities is moving to the House after it passed the Senate Wednesday in a 26-8 vote Senate Bill 482 would give the agency the authority to study, investigate, evaluate and, if feasible, develop a single fee program […]

Moving and shaking In the WV Senate: Day capped with commissioner being kicked out of chamber
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Moving and shaking In the WV Senate: Day capped with commissioner being kicked out of chamber

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — A resolution suggested by Marshall County Commissioner Bob Miller that could lead to the financing of an expansion of Interstate 68 unanimously passed the West Virginia Senate Wednesday — but not before Miller found himself mistakenly called out for “lobbying” by one Senate member and banned […]

Bill requiring asset test for food-stamp recipients heads to WV House
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Bill requiring asset test for food-stamp recipients heads to WV House

By LORI KERSEY Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Senate has passed a bill that would, among other things, require an asset test for food-stamp recipients. Senate bill 60 has been referred to the House Health committee and then to House Judiciary committee. The bill would limit assistance from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to households with […]

Bill to eliminate helmet requirement for motorcyclists rejected
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Bill to eliminate helmet requirement for motorcyclists rejected

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A bill that would have eliminated the requirement for people older than 21 to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle failed on the Senate floor Wednesday. After a lengthy debate with supporters citing personal freedom while opponents cited personal safety, Senate Bill 549 was rejected in […]

State Senate rejects repeal of Motorcycle Helmet Law
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State Senate rejects repeal of Motorcycle Helmet Law

By JIM ROSS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s motorcycles riders will have to wear their helmets for at least another year, as a bill in the State Senate to allow some riders to go without helmets failed Wednesday, March 29. Senate Bill 549 would have allowed riders age 21 and older to […]

Manchin tells Parkersburg family’s story while addressing W.Va.’s addiction woes
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Manchin tells Parkersburg family’s story while addressing W.Va.’s addiction woes

By BRETT DUNLAP The Parkersburg News and Sentinel WASHINGTON — A U.S. senator talked about a Parkersburg family on the floor of the U.S. Senate Wednesday in illustrating the need for national lawmakers to take action in dealing with the drug addiction problem facing the country. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., spoke on the Senate […]

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10 things to know: Thursday, March 30

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, March 30, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TRUMP’S REVISED TRAVEL BAN BLOCK EXTENDED A federal judge in Hawaii disagreed with a government lawyer’s contention that the […]