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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Monday, March 27
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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Monday, March 27

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:                       Monday, March 27, 2017 REVIEW BILLS INTRODUCED The Senate will convene at 11 a.m. RESOLUTIONS   SR 53: Designating March 27, 2017, as WV Industrial Hemp Day SR 54: Designating March 27, 2017, as Women’s and […]

Vice President Pence visits WV, says fight to repeal ACA will continue
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Vice President Pence visits WV, says fight to repeal ACA will continue

By Max Garland The Charleston Gazette-Mail SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. —  Vice President Mike Pence promised to continue efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act during a visit to West Virginia Saturday, saying it has hurt Americans and stifled small businesses. Pence, speaking at Foster Supply in Scott Depot, said he was “inspired” by […]

Vice President Pence surprises crowd at pro-Trump rally in Charleston
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Vice President Pence surprises crowd at pro-Trump rally in Charleston

By Bishop Nash The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Even in making an unannounced visit outside the West Virginia Capitol, Vice President Mike Pence counted on a flood of support anywhere he stopped in the Mountain State. West Virginia, he pointed out, voted 68 percent for President Donald Trump, the second highest percentage of […]

Editorial: Hope for the future – More coal moving through Bluefield
By March 26, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Hope for the future – More coal moving through Bluefield

From The Bluefield Daily Telegraph: It is something we are seeing just about every day now. Trains are hauling more coal through Bluefield. It is a comforting sight for those who are hoping to see a long-awaited resurgence of the coal industry. The reason more coal is being shipped through Bluefield is due to an uptick in the […]

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Uncertain Future For Greyhounds in West Virginia
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Uncertain Future For Greyhounds in West Virginia

By Joselyn King The Intelligencer of Wheeling WHEELING, W.Va .— The next run for racing greyhounds in West Virginia could be to Florida — another state that has dog racing — or to adoption and a new home if the greyhound breeders’ fund is eliminated by the West Virginia Legislature. Greyhound racing in West Virginia […]

State lawmakers propose new soda tax
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State lawmakers propose new soda tax

By Danyel VanReenen The Journal of Martinsburg CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginians may be paying more for sugary drinks in the future if certain proposals pass state legislature.  Gov. Jim Justice proposed a health tax to “promote better health in West Virginia.” The added tax would add1 cent per ounce on sugary drinks, which he said could create […]

Editorial: Used car bill would provide real help for many
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Editorial: Used car bill would provide real help for many

From The Inter-Mountain of Elkins:   Give West Virginia legislators several years ago credit for wanting to protect their constituents from junk cars. But like so many consumer-protection laws, the statute enacted for that purpose was detrimental to many it was supposed to help. Under current law, if you want to buy a used car or […]

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This week in the House of Delegates
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This week in the House of Delegates

Release from The W.Va. House of Delegates: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – With a key legislative deadline looming next week, members of the House of Delegates worked late hours this past week to process a large volume of bills, including legislation addressing the state’s budget situation, and bills to improve the state’s access to broadband and response […]

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Speaker Armstead thanks all Delegates for support on flood protection bill
By March 25, 2017 Read More →

Speaker Armstead thanks all Delegates for support on flood protection bill

From the Office of Del. Tim Armstead, Speaker of the House of Delegates: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — W.Va. House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, issued the following statement on passage of a bill to reform state flood protection planning: “I am grateful today for the House of Delegates’ unanimous support for this legislation. Our state has had a […]

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At the Capitol for March 25: Last one out of the Capitol, turn off the red light
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At the Capitol for March 25: Last one out of the Capitol, turn off the red light

By Phil Kabler For the West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice’s latest effort to promote his plan to help close a $500 million shortfall in the 2017-18 state budget, in part, by raising about $350 million in new taxes left legislative leaders seeing red – literally. Declaring that the Legislature’s plan […]

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