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Legislative leaders relieved by governor’s decision to allow budget into law
By June 22, 2017 Read More →

Legislative leaders relieved by governor’s decision to allow budget into law

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Many legislators said they are relieved by the governor’s decision to let the 2018 budget become law without his signature, even if they didn’t necessarily like everything in the budget.  Calling the bill a “travesty,” Justice announced his decision in a Wednesday press conference. House Speaker Tim […]

Lawmakers: Governor Jim Justice right to avoid veto of budget proposal
By June 22, 2017 Read More →

Lawmakers: Governor Jim Justice right to avoid veto of budget proposal

By JOSELYN KING and CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Northern Panhandle lawmakers said West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice made the right move Wednesday in announcing he would not veto the state budget passed last week, avoiding a government shutdown July 1. Justice announced Wednesday he would not sign the $4.228 […]

By June 21, 2017 Read More →

Union seeks Governor’s help in keeping Withrow Hospital open

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — UE Local 170, the West Virginia Public Workers Union, has issued a call that the Governor refuse to approve the closing of Jackie Withrow Hospital, a nursing home facility in Beckley. Donna Morgan, former Local president and current UE Eastern regional president, said that the union’s attempts to speak with the Governor […]

By June 21, 2017 Read More →

Media Alert: Governor, House Speaker, Senate President to sign flood bill

MEDIA ADVISORY from W.Va. House of Delegates: CLENDENIN, W.Va. – House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, and Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, will join Gov. Jim Justice, legislators and area officials Thursday afternoon in Clendenin for a press conference and ceremonial bill signing House Bill 2935<http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Status/bills_history.cfm?INPUT=2935&year=2017&sessiontype=RS>, which reforms state flood protection planning. Speaker Armstead and President […]

W.Va. House Speaker Armstead issues statement on Governor’s budget action
By June 21, 2017 Read More →

W.Va. House Speaker Armstead issues statement on Governor’s budget action

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — W.Va. House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, today issued the following statement in response to the Governor’s decision to allow the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Bill to become law without a signature: “I believe the Governor is doing the right thing in ensuring we avoid a government shutdown and easing our employees’ and […]

W.Va. Senate President Carmichael issues statement on Governor’s action
By June 21, 2017 Read More →

W.Va. Senate President Carmichael issues statement on Governor’s action

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — W.Va. Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, issued the following statement about Governor Jim Justice’s decision to allow the Budget Bill to become law without signature: “I am thankful that Governor Justice will do the right thing and allow the budget to become law. The budget the Legislature passed spends about $85 million […]

By June 21, 2017 Read More →

Gov. Justice to let budget bill become law without his signature

By Andrea Lannom The Register-Herald of Beckley  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice said he plans to let the budget bill become law without his signature. Justice announced his decision in a Wednesday press conference, calling the budget bill a “travesty.” “I think we have a travesty,” Justice said. “I think as best as I can […]

Changes sought by Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns for West Virginia budget process
By June 21, 2017 Read More →

Changes sought by Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns for West Virginia budget process

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — After two straight years of tough, down-to-the-wire budget talks in the West Virginia Legislature, Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns says it’s time to change the process. His idea involves giving the Legislative Audit Office more authority in crafting the state’s annual spending and directing […]

Manchin, Casey discuss opioid fight
By June 21, 2017 Read More →

Manchin, Casey discuss opioid fight

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — A Republican-led elimination of Medicaid expansion funding would be disastrous in fighting the opioid epidemic, two Democratic U.S. senators said on Tuesday. Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania harmonized on a familiar theme during a telephone press conference that […]

By June 21, 2017 Read More →

Governor Justice makes major announcement on budget

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Justice will make a major budget announcement at 9:15AM. Watch live: