Legislature

Educational Broadcasting Authority, West Virginia PBS appears safe for now
By January 9, 2018 Read More →

Educational Broadcasting Authority, West Virginia PBS appears safe for now

By RUSTY MARKS The Exponent Telegram CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — State lawmakers don’t appear keen on disbanding the Educational Broadcasting Authority or West Virginia Public Broadcasting any time soon. But the authority does need to come up with a plan to attract younger listeners and viewers, members of a joint legislative interim committee were told Monday. […]

By January 8, 2018 Read More →

West Virginia economic development success depends on more funding, legislators told

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In order to build on recent successes, West Virginia needs to invest more in the state Development Office, officials told legislators Sunday. Kris Hopkins, director of the Development Office, noted that the office’s annual budget has dropped from $25 million in 2004 to about $10 million. “The […]

West Virginia ‘non-politician’ Willis seeking U.S. Senate seat
By January 8, 2018 Read More →

West Virginia ‘non-politician’ Willis seeking U.S. Senate seat

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  –As a graduate of Georgetown University’s law school, a U.S. Army Green Beret and the owner of a historic hotel, Tom Willis hopes his wide range of experiences will convince West Virginia voters to choose him as their next U.S. senator. Beyond his resume, however, […]

By January 8, 2018 Read More →

Delegate Overington talks jobs, energy at town hall

By TABITHA JOHNSTON The Journal MARLOWE, W.Va. — Delegate John Overington, R-Berkeley, held the first of two scheduled town meetings Saturday morning at the Marlowe Ruritan Building, discussing state issues ahead of the upcoming Legislative session. Overington welcomed the meeting’s attendees and listened to constituents’ questions and ideas related to natural energy, tax reduction, budget transparency […]

W.Va. Secretary of State Warner announces start of candidate filings for 2018 primary and general election
By January 7, 2018 Read More →

W.Va. Secretary of State Warner announces start of candidate filings for 2018 primary and general election

From the W.Va. Secretary of State’s office: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Secretary of State Mac Warner says his Office is ready for the 2018 primary and general elections, starting with the January filing period for candidates. On Monday, Jan. 8, candidates planning to run for office in the May primary and November general elections will need to […]

By January 7, 2018 Read More →

Legislative Lookahead: W.Va. state legislators excited for 2018 session

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va.  – Area legislators are excited to head back to Charleston this week for the start of the 2018 legislative session thanks to the freedom of a positive budget. Last year, legislators returned with a budget crisis looming over their heads, but estimates for the year have been on […]

Legislative Lookahead: U.S. Sen. Shelley Capito says biggest challenge for GOP is keeping Donald Trump focused on his job
By January 7, 2018 Read More →

Legislative Lookahead: U.S. Sen. Shelley Capito says biggest challenge for GOP is keeping Donald Trump focused on his job

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer of Wheeling CHARLESTON — U.S. Sen. Shelley Capito says the biggest challenge facing Congress is keeping President Donald Trump mentally concentrated on issues at hand. Capito, R-W.Va., surprised state media Friday with an unscheduled stop at the annual West Virginia Press Association Legislative Lookahead gathering of reporters in Charleston. The event took […]

Legislative Lookahead: Co-tenancy for natural gas drilling to be one of top energy issues of W.Va. Legislative session
By January 6, 2018 Read More →

Legislative Lookahead: Co-tenancy for natural gas drilling to be one of top energy issues of W.Va. Legislative session

By Andrea Lannom The Register-Herald of Beckley CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Legislators anticipate co-tenancy to be one of the top energy issues to come up in this year’s West Virginia legislative session. Delegate Bill Anderson, R-Wood, said his vision is to enact such legislation, which he believes will simplify the process when there are multiple owners in a […]

Legislative Lookahead: Delegate says Wood County ethane cracker plant ‘wasn’t to be’
By January 6, 2018 Read More →

Legislative Lookahead: Delegate says Wood County ethane cracker plant ‘wasn’t to be’

By EVAN BEVINS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va. – While the minority chairman of the House Finance Committee said he hasn’t heard the planned cracker plant in Wood County is dead, he said Friday that the project “wasn’t to be.”“I went to the announcement in Parkersburg … several years ago,” said Delegate Brent […]

Legislative Lookahead: Teacher vacancies, salaries lead education discussion for W.Va. legislative session
By January 6, 2018 Read More →

Legislative Lookahead: Teacher vacancies, salaries lead education discussion for W.Va. legislative session

By MARY ANN HEATH The Journal of Martinsburg CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Teacher salaries and accountability, the opioid crisis and school funding took the forefront as top education issues facing the state during the 2018 Legislative Lookahead Friday in Charleston. The day-long event, hosted by the West Virginia Press Association, featured panels tackling statewide issues. Panel […]