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Justice, GOP lawmakers push similar bills to cut WV vehicle fleet
By February 21, 2017 Read More →

Justice, GOP lawmakers push similar bills to cut WV vehicle fleet

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail Gov. Jim Justice and Republican lawmakers have introduced competing bills that would overhaul the agency that manages more than 7,500 state-owned vehicles in West Virginia. On Monday morning, Delegate Gary Howell, R-Mineral, submitted legislation (HB 2004) to create a centralized system to track state vehicles. Hours later, Justice sent out […]

WV Senate votes to give counties say in PSD rates
By February 21, 2017 Read More →

WV Senate votes to give counties say in PSD rates

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal Members of the West Virginia Senate voted almost unanimously on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 to give county governments more of a say in the setting of water rates for their local public service districts. The Senate voted 32-1, with one member absent, to allow county commissioners the power to […]

Cabell, Wayne Co. lawmakers take aim at West Virginia’s addiction crisis
By February 21, 2017 Read More →

Cabell, Wayne Co. lawmakers take aim at West Virginia’s addiction crisis

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  Cabell and Wayne county legislative representatives are sponsoring or supporting numerous bills aimed at curbing drug addiction in the Mountain State, including a bill introduced Monday that would increase penalties for delivering drugs that result in death. House Bill 2003 creates a new felony offense for administering, […]

West Virginia tax credits could spur development
By February 21, 2017 Read More →

West Virginia tax credits could spur development

By JANET METZNER The Intelligencer and Wheeling News Register CHARLESTON — Some lawmakers want to encourage companies to renovate West Virginia’s historic buildings by offering a higher tax credit on rehabilitating them comparable to those in surrounding states. House Bill 2545, introduced Monday in the state Legislature, aims to even the playing field. It proposes […]

WV House bill requires fundraiser reports during 60-day session
By February 21, 2017 Read More →

WV House bill requires fundraiser reports during 60-day session

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia House of Delegates approved a bill Monday that’s designed to discourage lawmakers from holding campaign fundraisers during the legislative session.  House members voted 98-0 to approve HB 2319, which would require lawmakers to disclose fundraising events held during the session — and the amount […]

Fundraisers, fines bills approved
By February 21, 2017 Read More →

Fundraisers, fines bills approved

By DAVID BEARD The Dominion Post CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The House of Delegates approved bills Feb. 20 dealing with legislator fundraisers and littering fines. HB 2319 requires a legislator running for legislative office who holds a fundraiser during a legislative session to disclose the event, the receipt of all contributions and the source and amounts […]

Senate committee advances Sunday hunting bill
By February 21, 2017 Read More →

Senate committee advances Sunday hunting bill

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The Senate Committee on Natural Resources Committee advanced a bill Monday that would allow people to hunt on private property on Sundays with landowner permission. Senate Bill 345 was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Jason Webb, lobbyist for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, said when legislators originally took the […]

By February 21, 2017 Read More →

Committee OKs Sunday hunting bill

By DAVID BEARD The Dominion Post CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The Senate Natural Resources Committee approved a bill Feb. 20 to allow Sunday hunting on private land in all 55 counties. Sunday hunting on private land, with owner’s permission, is now allowed in 33 counties, including Monongalia, Preston and Marion. SB 345 would open hunting in […]

Del. Householder, vice chair of finance, discusses state budget
By February 21, 2017 Read More →

Del. Householder, vice chair of finance, discusses state budget

By DANYEL VANREENAN The Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Lawmakers have said the state budget is the top priority of this Legislative session. In response, the House finance committee has expressed its ambitious plans for pushing for a solution. Delegate Eric Householder, R-Berkeley, is the vice chair of the Finance Committee. He said the committee has […]

Panel hears requests for I-68 extension
By February 21, 2017 Read More →

Panel hears requests for I-68 extension

By DAVID BEARD The Dominion Post CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Lobbyists came before a Senate subcommittee Feb. 20 to suggest some tweaks to a bill aimed, initially, at extending I-68 from Morgantown to Marshall County. SB 210 brings back the County Local Powers Act. If passed, any county with significant development could use it, but it […]