Legislature

W.Va. Senate President Carmichael disputes Governor’s claim the Legislature abandoned state’s citizens
By July 26, 2017 Read More →

W.Va. Senate President Carmichael disputes Governor’s claim the Legislature abandoned state’s citizens

From the Office of the Senate President: CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, today disputed Governor Jim Justice’s claim before a crowd in McDowell County that the Legislature “walked away from miners, seniors, the disabled, and vets” as simply false. On June 15, the Senate passed (30-2) the Tax Reform Act of 2017 […]

Longtime Delegate Bill Hamilton to challenge for 11th District Senate seat held by Sen. Robert Karnes
By July 25, 2017 Read More →

Longtime Delegate Bill Hamilton to challenge for 11th District Senate seat held by Sen. Robert Karnes

By Amanda Hayes The Record Delta BUCKHANNON, W.VA. — After more than 14 years in the House of Delegates, Bill Hamilton has declaring his candidacy for a State Senate seat in the 11th District, which includes Upshur County. The seat is currently held by Sen. Robert Karnes, R-Upshur, who was elected to his first term in […]

W.Va. Sen. Charles Clements to push Gov. Jim Justice on road projects
By July 17, 2017 Read More →

W.Va. Sen. Charles Clements to push Gov. Jim Justice on road projects

By JOSELY KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — West Virginia Sen. Charles Clements, R-Wetzel, thinks now is the time to push for roads projects, as the state looks at starting $2.8 billion in highway construction during the next four years. Clements said he will travel to Charleston this week to meet with […]

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Gov. Jim Justice blasts new capitol restroom plan
By July 13, 2017 Read More →

Gov. Jim Justice blasts new capitol restroom plan

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — West Virginia’s severance tax collections are up so far in 2017, but overall budget estimates came up more than $120 million short for the fiscal year just ended, the office of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday. Later in the day, Justice criticized […]

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By July 9, 2017 Read More →

W.Va. road bond election to cost $2.8 million

By JOSELYN KING The Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — A special election this fall that could lead to nearly $3 billion in road projects across West Virginia will cost the state about $2.8 million — and it will all be done on paper, according to the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office. A constitutional amendment […]

By July 9, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Limit government spending in WV

From The Weirton Daily Times: Statutory limits on government growth, as West Virginia House of Delegates member Pat McGeehan envisions, are not a bad idea. Convincing his fellow legislators to adopt them is another story, however. McGeehan, R-Hancock, plans to try that when lawmakers convene their next regular session early in 2018. He told our […]

By July 9, 2017 Read More →

WV legislation gives nonviolent offenders new hope for employment opportunities

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald of Beckley CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A law that allows people convicted of nonviolent felonies to petition a judge to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor went into effect Friday. The West Virginia Legislature passed Senate Bill 76, the West Virginia Second Chance for Employment Act, with time down to the […]

Eastern Panhandle lawmaker reacts to Legislature blame
By July 4, 2017 Read More →

Eastern Panhandle lawmaker reacts to Legislature blame

By DANYEL VANREENEN The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Reacting to claims from both West Virginia University and Gov. Jim Justice that the legislators in Charleston were solely to blame for the five percent tuition hike at West Virginia University approved for the 2018 fiscal year, an Eastern Panhandle state delegate said other factors were also […]

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Gov. Justice: AHCA would ‘cripple’ WV
By June 30, 2017 Read More →

Gov. Justice: AHCA would ‘cripple’ WV

By ERIN BECK Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice said Thursday that congressional Republican leaders’ plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act “would cripple us beyond belief.” All three members of the U.S. House of Representatives from West Virginia — Republican Reps. David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Evan Jenkins — voted […]

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Governor, Senate President address Coal Forum
By June 30, 2017 Read More →

Governor, Senate President address Coal Forum

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Gov. Jim Justice and Senate President Mitch Carmichael said they believe the state missed out by not tiering severance tax, a concept the governor advocated that did not make it through the Legislature. Justice and Carmichael addressed Thursday’s Coal Forum at the Culture Center, both talked about […]

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