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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
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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 […]

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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 […]

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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:

Legislation would allow workers to keep jobs past Turnpike bond payoff
By June 20, 2017 Read More →

Legislation would allow workers to keep jobs past Turnpike bond payoff

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON. W.Va. — After years of uncertainty, Parkways Authority employees have reason to believe their jobs will continue beyond 2019, with the passage late Friday of legislation to expand the authority’s ability to issue road bonds (Senate Bill 1003).  The legislation specifically removes a section of state law that would […]

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No word from Justice on action for budget bill
By June 20, 2017 Read More →

No word from Justice on action for budget bill

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice had not yet acted on a budget bill passed by the state Legislature by the end of the day Monday. Monday was the day many in state government had referred to as the “drop-dead day” to get a budget passed in […]

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By June 20, 2017 Read More →

Justice silent regarding budget bill signature

By DAVID BEARD The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — The governor remained mum June 19 regarding his response to June 16’s passage of the budget bill and accompanying roads bills. Meanwhile, WVU is awaiting the governor’s pen strokes so it can move ahead with its budget and tuition rates. Under the state budget passed June […]

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