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Senate could be in agreement on community college access in West Virginia
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Senate could be in agreement on community college access in West Virginia

By RUSTY MARKS NCWV Media CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Members of the West Virginia Senate appear to have their first bipartisan issue of the 2018 legislation session in a proposal to offer free community and technical college to state residents. Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, took the uncommon step of relinquishing the podium Monday to talk […]

West Virginia Senate introduces Bill 284 to aid in community technical college initiative
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West Virginia Senate introduces Bill 284 to aid in community technical college initiative

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A bipartisan group of senators spoke during Monday’s floor session in favor of a bill that would increase access to career education and workforce training. The West Virginia Senate introduced Senate Bill 284 which creates the West Virginia Invests Grant Program, which has the goal of eliminating the […]

House Finance discusses outcomes-based funding for higher education in West Virginia
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House Finance discusses outcomes-based funding for higher education in West Virginia

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Higher Education Policy Commission chancellor Paul Hill updated members of the House Finance Committee Monday on a study to move funding of state colleges and universities to an outcomes-based model. Under the proposal, 70 percent of funding would be based on credit hours taken, with higher-level courses, […]

Legislators look at elections for West Virginia school board
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Legislators look at elections for West Virginia school board

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Record WHEELING, W.Va.  — Members of the West Virginia Board of Education would be elected by the state’s voters under a bill introduced during the first week of the West Virginia Legislature’s annual session. There are 12 members of the state board, nine of whom are appointed by […]

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West Virginia House bill for single-member districts advances

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia House of Delegates will soon hear a bill that would create 100, single-member districts from which delegates would be elected following the 2020 census. House Bill 4002 passed out of the House Judiciary Committee Monday afternoon after about two hours of debate. The bill is […]

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House judiciary passes bill that would create 100 single-member West Virginia districts

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A bill that would create 100 single-member districts following the U.S. Census in 2020 now will go before the House of Delegates. The House Committee on the Judiciary passed Committee Substitute for House Bill 4002 in its Monday meeting following a lengthy debate on the findings of facts […]

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Funeral directors in West Virginia support new bill

By TAYLOR STUCK HD Media CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources predicting more than 1,000 people died in 2017 of drug overdoses, it’s no surprise the indigent burial fund ran out of money last year with four months left. The burden to cover those funeral costs has fallen on […]

West Virginia auditor wants to give staff raises separate from governor’s proposal
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West Virginia auditor wants to give staff raises separate from governor’s proposal

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In an extremely brief budget presentation Monday, state Auditor J.B. told the Senate Finance Committee he would return $1.5 million of unspent appropriations to the state’s general revenue fund, and said he wants to give his staff pay raises independent of the governor’s proposed 1 percent across-the-board […]

Leader’s legacy, service inspire students during Martin Luther King Jr. Day events at West Virginia University
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Leader’s legacy, service inspire students during Martin Luther King Jr. Day events at West Virginia University

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — In honor of the late Martin Luther King Jr., the West Virginia University Center for Black Culture and Research hosted its annual Unity Breakfast today (Jan. 15) in the Mountainlair Ballrooms; followed by a day of service organized by the Center for Service and Learning. This keynote speaker for this […]

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Volunteers register West Virginia voters on MLK day

By CARTER WALKER Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va.  — The importance of voting was something that Martin Luther King Jr. recognized as a vital part of moving society forward. “So long as I do not firmly and irrevocably possess the right to vote, I do not possess myself,” King said in a 1957 speech titled […]