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By June 19, 2017 Read More →

Bill to sell Hopemont Hospital is dead

By THERESA MARTHEY The Preston County News & Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The bill to sell Hopemont Hospital that passed in the House of Delegates late Friday afternoon, subsequently died on the Senate floor around 8 p.m. Friday evening. The House of Delegates passed an amended version of Senate Bill No. 1011 entitled the “Sale […]

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W.Va. Delegate Howell calls for license reviews amid DOH kickback probe
By June 18, 2017 Read More →

W.Va. Delegate Howell calls for license reviews amid DOH kickback probe

By Eric Eyre The Charleston Gazette-Mail A West Virginia House of Delegates leader has directed three state agencies to review the licenses of a Putnam County contractor, a Marshall University professor and two former Division of Highways engineers who have admitted to taking part in a kickback scheme. House Government Organization Chairman Gary Howell, R-Mineral, wants […]

By June 18, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Getting Input On Education

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling:  Obviously, the national Common Core curriculum seemed like a good idea to many leaders in West Virginia’s public education establishment. Just a couple of years ago, it seemed as if the plan was set in stone for our state. Someone forgot to check with the people of our state, however. […]

By June 18, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: W.Va. budget compromise lacks vision

From the Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg: The Legislature completed a budget at about 10 p.m. Friday, ending months of debate on how to balance the state’s books. The budget bill now goes to Gov. Jim Justice for action, where he is expected to sign it, according to administration insiders. Not because the budget bill is […]

By June 18, 2017 Read More →

Central W.Va. lawmakers discuss state budget bill

By Victoria L. Cann The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The state Legislature finally sent a budget bill to Gov. Jim Justice on Friday night, but local lawmakers aren’t exactly excited about the spending plan. The $4.225 billion budget would reduce state spending by roughly $85 million compared to the current fiscal year. […]

By June 18, 2017 Read More →

Legislature passes budget reflecting cuts, no agreement on revenue

By Andrea Lannom The Register-Herald of Beckley   CHARLESTON, W.Va. —A day of marathon floor sessions ended with the West Virginia Legislature passing a budget with several cuts after lawmakers found no common ground on a revenue bill that Gov. Jim Justice had envisioned in one of his newest plans. Both chambers passed the budget, which […]

By June 17, 2017 Read More →

Legislature completes budget with compromise cuts

By Ann Ali The State Journal HARLESTON — The Legislature completed a budget at about 10 p.m. Friday, ending months of debate on how to balance the state’s books. The budget bill now goes to Gov. Jim Justice for action, but it was not immediately clear where he stands on this version. The House and […]

By June 17, 2017 Read More →

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin: $36B Investment Possible with Ethane Hub

By Casey Junkins The Intelligencer of Wheeling WHEELING, W.Va. — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin represents West Virginia, but he’ll gladly share $36 billion worth of potential capital investment with Ohio, Pennsylvania and Kentucky — which could become reality if any of these states can land an ethane storage hub. While meeting with numerous Upper Ohio Valley […]

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By June 17, 2017 Read More →

W.Va. lawmakers, relieved but not happy, pass budget

By LACIE PIERSON The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington CHARLESTON, W.Va. — No West Virginia lawmaker expressed any contentment with a $4.225 billion budget for fiscal year 2018 that met final approval Friday night. At best, some lawmakers said they were relieved a budget was being passed in time to prevent state government from shutting down just […]

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By June 17, 2017 Read More →

W.Va. House passes governor’s roads bill

By Andrea Lannom The Register-Herald of Beckley CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The West Virginia Legislature passed the governor’s roads bill, which would increase funding for the State Road Fund. In the House’s morning session, legislators passed a changed version of Senate Bill 1006 in a 59-32 vote. The Senate took up the bill later that evening, […]

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