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Special session scruple
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Special session scruple

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Area legislators say they don’t know exactly what to expect when they head to Charleston today for a special budget session called by Gov. Jim Justice. But three local members of the House make it clear they will not support a budget that includes tax increases […]

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Justice wants tax changes

By LACIE PIERSON The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice issued a list of tax and fee measures, plus a 2 percent raise for the state’s classroom teachers, for lawmakers to consider when they reconvene for a special session at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 4. The governor on Wednesday issued his official […]

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Constituents voice concerns to WV delegates on eve of special session
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Constituents voice concerns to WV delegates on eve of special session

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — On the eve of a special legislative session to hash out West Virginia’s budget for the coming fiscal year, constituents told some of their delegates they are not on board with the cuts found in the budget vetoed by the governor last month. Hosting a town hall […]

Mid-Ohio Valley lawmakers stand firm against tax increases
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Mid-Ohio Valley lawmakers stand firm against tax increases

By BRETT DUNLAP The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON. W.Va.  — Local state lawmakers are standing firm in their resolve not to see any additional tax increases as Gov. Jim Justice called a special session for the West Virginia Legislature to work out a budget for the state. One Wood County lawmaker said he does […]

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West Virginia lawmakers set to tackle budget in special session
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West Virginia lawmakers set to tackle budget in special session

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — A proposed 20-percent decrease in West Virginia’s income tax rate — offset largely by a 1-cent-per-dollar increase to the state’s sales tax — is expected to be on the desks of West Virginia lawmakers today as they return to Charleston for a special session […]

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Justice outlines special session agenda

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is putting four bills on the agenda in a call for the Legislature to return for a special session at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 4. Justice vetoed the budget bill lawmakers passed at the end of the 60-day regular session. The […]

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Go behind the scenes of the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Eric Eyre’s Pulitzer win
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Go behind the scenes of the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Eric Eyre’s Pulitzer win

Staff report Charleston Gazette-Mail How did a newspaper in Charleston, West Virginia, beat out the nation’s largest news organizations and earn the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting? Check out the video online at wvgazettemail.com for a behind-the-scenes look on the reporting by Eric Eyre that won the Pulitzer. WATCH THE VIDEO   Eyre, along […]

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Groups advocate no vote on GOP’s health care law

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. —Hoping to get the message to West Virginia’s congressional delegation to vote against the American Health Care Act, four groups presented their case on what the law could mean for the state. The West Virginia Healthy Kids & Families Coalition, West Virginians for Affordable Health Care, West Virginia […]

April revenue still down, but severance taxes rebounding
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April revenue still down, but severance taxes rebounding

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Although Revenue Secretary Dave Hardy said April’s revenues were “disappointing,” one bit of good news came from severance tax collections. In a Wednesday call with reporters, Hardy said collections for last month came in at about $468 million but were still below estimates. “It was disappointing because […]

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State officials, experts discuss pipeline development as part of conference

By CHARLES YOUNG The Exponent Telegram MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Experts and officials from the oil and gas industry discussed the future of pipeline development in the Mountain State Wednesday, May 3. The discussion was part of a panel during the West Virginia Manufacturers Association’s annual Marcellus to Manufacturing Development Conference at Waterfront Place Hotel in […]