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10 things to know: Friday, May 19

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, May 19, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHO TRUMP COULD NAME AS FBI CHIEF President Donald Trump says he is “very close” to naming a new FBI […]

By May 18, 2017 Read More →

Support for WV budget proposal seems to be slipping away

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail Lawmakers moved closer Wednesday to taking a second hiatus from the special legislative session on the 2017-18 West Virginia budget, as support for a Gov. Jim Justice/Senate compromise revenue plan continued to unravel on the session’s fifth day. Despite a pep talk Tuesday from Justice on the Senate floor encouraging […]

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West Virginia senators head home without budget deal
By May 18, 2017 Read More →

West Virginia senators head home without budget deal

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — West Virginia Senate members recessed from a special legislative session in Charleston and went home Wednesday after the House again failed to take up any legislation pertaining to West Virginia’s 2018 budget. Wednesday marked the third day this week — and fifth day overall […]

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Justice begs House to pass a budget; Senate waits
By May 18, 2017 Read More →

Justice begs House to pass a budget; Senate waits

By LACIE PIERSON The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Any lingering optimism for a quick and easy legislative session to establish a budget for the state of West Virginia for 2018 was fading in the West Virginia Capitol on Wednesday. Wednesday was the fifth day of a special session of the 83rd West Virginia Legislature. By the […]

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Committee members express concerns with Parkways bill

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Legislators continued to question two of the governor’s roads measures, spending most of their time Wednesday debating a bill dealing with the West Virginia Parkways Authority. In a meeting of the House Committee on Finance, members discussed House Bill 102, which will be replaced by House Bill […]

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Nelson supports historic building tax credit increase
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Nelson supports historic building tax credit increase

By LACIE PIERSON The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An increase in the tax credit rate for restoring historical buildings in West Virginia so far has survived the West Virginia Senate. In the House of Delegates, Finance Committee Chairman Eric Nelson said Monday he was supportive of increasing the tax credit rate as long as it came […]

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Construction employers celebrate Infrastructure Week
By May 18, 2017 Read More →

Construction employers celebrate Infrastructure Week

Staff report The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Construction Employers of America joined with the co-chairs of the Congressional Building Trades Caucus May 17 to mark Infrastructure Week 2017. The annual celebration is part of a nationwide effort to advocate for investment in all forms of domestic infrastructure and raise awareness of the importance […]

Manchin pens letter to Trump seeking preservation of drug office
By May 18, 2017 Read More →

Manchin pens letter to Trump seeking preservation of drug office

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., sent a letter Wednesday to President Donald Trump urging him not to gut the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy, a federal agency responsible for curbing the nation’s opioid epidemic. Politico and other news outlets have reported that the Trump administration […]

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Historic Shepherd’s Mill curiosity continues
By May 18, 2017 Read More →

Historic Shepherd’s Mill curiosity continues

By TIM COOK The Journal SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va.  — The mystery, interest and anticipation in finding the next owner of the historic Shepherd’s Mill continues. The Wall Street bank that scheduled a public auction Tuesday under the front portico of the Jefferson County courthouse canceled the event. About 25 residents curious about the auction lingered outside […]

By May 18, 2017 Read More →

EDITORIAL: Tax increase is needed to fix roads, bridges

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel editorial West Virginia’s roads and bridges are disintegrating. Take a drive of more than 10 minutes in any direction and you will see that. Meanwhile, many lawmakers are understandably reluctant to raise taxes because they and many of their constituents know there are too many in state government who will […]