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Berkeley delegate moves to unseat Speaker of the House

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Delegate S. Marshall Wilson, R-Berkeley, made a motion Wednesday, the first day of the 2018 session of the West Virginia Legislature, to unseat Speaker of the House Tim Armstead. “This is my duty,” Wilson told The Register-Herald. “I’m not frustrated or angry. It has nothing to do […]

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Hundreds of bills debuted on first day of West Virginia session

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The 2018 session of the 83rd West Virginia Legislature started with a bang Wednesday, with more than 500 bills being introduced in both houses and a delegate calling for the removal of the Speaker of the House. Bills introduced focus on topics ranging from opioid prescribing limitations to […]

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West Virginia legislators announce session priorities

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The House of Delegates Wednesday by voice vote adopted House Resolution 1 authorizing the appointment and payment of employees for the coming year, which the Republican leadership says continues its efforts to streamline state government. The House has saved $1.26 million over the last […]

West Virginia legislators excited to kick off 2018 session
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West Virginia legislators excited to kick off 2018 session

By TAYLOR STUCK HD Media CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The 2018 session of the 83rd West Virginia Legislature kicked off with a bang Wednesday, with more than 500 bills being introduced in both houses. Legislators were excited for the new session, partially due to more optimistic budget projections than this time last year. While the state has […]

Northern Panhandle lawmakers share West Virginia Gov. Justice’s enthusiasm
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Northern Panhandle lawmakers share West Virginia Gov. Justice’s enthusiasm

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING — State lawmakers representing the Northern Panhandle largely share the optimism for West Virginia’s future Gov. Jim Justice exuded in his State of the State address Wednesday, but House Democrats remain skeptical that the state has made a permanent financial turn for the better. “A lot […]

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2018 West Virginia State of the State Address full transcript

The Dominion Post CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The 2018 West Virginia State of the state address ​presented by Gov. Jim Justice on Jan. 10 at the West Virginia State Capitol: SPEAKER ARMSTEAD: Ladies and gentlemen, it’s my distinct pleasure and honor to introduce the Governor of the great State of West Virginia, Jim Justice. (APPLAUSE) GOVERNOR […]

Editors’ Alert: Photos from the W.Va. State of State
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Editors’ Alert: Photos from the W.Va. State of State

CHALESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association is sharing two photos from Gov. Jim Justice’s 2018 W.Va. State of the State Speech.   Cutline for State of State Speech West Virginia Governor Jim Justice acknowledges the crowd as he start his 2018 State of the State speech at the Capitol in Charleston on Wednesday evening, […]

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Media Alert: W.Va. Gov. Justice headlines speakers at IOGA WV Jan. 24 Winter meeting

Media invited to attend event, seminars CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The 2018 Winter Meeting of the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia (IOGAWV) will take place Jan. 23-24, 2018, at the Marriott Town Center Hotel in Charleston. Members of the media are invited to attend all seminars and the entire meeting. Those wanting to schedule […]

West Virginia Gov. Justice to give State of State address tonight
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West Virginia Gov. Justice to give State of State address tonight

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Education reform, a 2 percent pay raise for state employees, and oil and gas legislation are all possible topics for West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s State of the State address Wednesday night following the opening of the legislative session. The governor was working on his address Tuesday afternoon […]

MEDIA ALERT: WVU experts available for insight, commentary related to Governor’s W.Va. State of the State address, legislative session
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MEDIA ALERT: WVU experts available for insight, commentary related to Governor’s W.Va. State of the State address, legislative session

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In his second State of the State address, Gov. Jim Justice will present his vision for West Virginia today (Jan. 10), as the regular session of the 2018 West Virginia Legislature begins. Several West Virginia University faculty, administrators and staff members will be available to offer insights and expert commentary to the media tomorrow […]