Archive for October, 2017

Speed limit, BOE resolutions OK’d by delegates
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Speed limit, BOE resolutions OK’d by delegates

By Andrea Lannom Register-Herald of Beckley CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia House adopted a measure that would ask the commissioner of Highways to increase the speed limit on highways in rural areas to 75 miles per hour. House Concurrent Resolution 75 was introduced last month and delegates voted to adopt the measure Friday. The […]

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Editorial: Broadband is a modern necessity

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail, Gazette editorial page: A couple of years ago, Suddenlink invested millions and began providing 1-gigabit-per-second internet service to the Ohio Valley from Point Pleasant to New Martinsville. Parkersburg was dubbed “Gig City.” (A gigabit is a billion bits, and eight bits make a computer byte, or one written letter or number. […]

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Editorial: Earmarking Higher Education Funding
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Editorial: Earmarking Higher Education Funding

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling: West Virginia’s budget crunch grew tighter during the past few years, state legislators have been right to ask whether taxpayers can afford all the higher education we are paying for now. Among them, public colleges, universities and medical schools eat up about $400 million a year from the general revenue […]

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Editorial: Getting Back To Basics on Budget
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Editorial: Getting Back To Basics on Budget

From The Wheeling News-Register:  Earlier this year, Gov. Jim Justice described state government finances as “an 18-carat dog’s mess.” Now, both houses of the West Virginia Legislature have approved budget bills for the coming fiscal year. The measures are substantially different, but they — and the governor’s budget proposal — have one thing in common: […]

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Senators Manchin, Capito issue statements on air strikes in Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.,  released the following statements regarding President Trump’s military action in Syria: Sen. Manchin:  “Earlier this week, the world watched the devastating effects of chemicals weapons on innocent civilians and children after the Syrian regime decided to use these outlawed weapons against its own […]

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U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins issues weekly

By U.S Rep. Evan Jenkins, R- 3rd-District, W.Va. WASHINGTON, W.Va. — At the end of the month, the benefits our retired miners worked their lives for could expire if Congress doesn’t act. For families across West Virginia, that would be nothing short of devastating. I went to the House floor this week to urge my colleagues […]

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W.Va. trout stocking the week of April 3-7:
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W.Va. trout stocking the week of April 3-7:

ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of April 3, 2017: Anthony Creek Beech Fork Tailwaters Big Run Lake Big Sandy Creek Blackwater River Brandywine Lake Brushy Fork Lake Buckhannon River Buffalo Creek (Brooke) Buffalo Creek (Clay) Buffalo Creek (Logan) Bullskin Run Cacapon Park Lake Castleman Run Lake Chief Logan Pond Conaway […]

WV Division of Labor detects credit card skimmers at local gas stations
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WV Division of Labor detects credit card skimmers at local gas stations

From the W.Va. Division of Labor: Agency asks public to report suspicious credit card activity regarding fuel purchases  CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  Thieves may be stealing your credit information at the fuel pump. Inspectors with the West Virginia Division of Labor have identified credit card skimmers at several gas station fuel pumps around the state recently. […]

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Saturday, April 8
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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Saturday, April 8

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:                       Saturday, April 8, 2017 REVIEW BILLS INTRODUCED The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.   SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS 60th Day of the Legislative Session RESOLUTIONS SR 74: Recognizing service of Patricia L. “Patti” […]

At a crossroad: State’s income tax elimination proposal has support, critics
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At a crossroad: State’s income tax elimination proposal has support, critics

By JIM MCCONVILLE The Journal Editor’s note: With days left in the 2017 legislative session, West Virginia’s budget situation remains murky, with competing proposals from Gov. Jim Justice, the Republican leadership in the House and Senate and the House Liberty Caucus under consideration. The Journal has taken a three-day look at the budget proposals, West […]