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WV Division of Labor detects credit card skimmers at local gas stations
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WV Division of Labor detects credit card skimmers at local gas stations

From the W.Va. Division of Labor: Agency asks public to report suspicious credit card activity regarding fuel purchases  CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  Thieves may be stealing your credit information at the fuel pump. Inspectors with the West Virginia Division of Labor have identified credit card skimmers at several gas station fuel pumps around the state recently. […]

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Saturday, April 8
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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Saturday, April 8

W.Va. Legislative Committee Meeting Schedule – Subject to change Watch WV Legislature Live each day at http://www.legis.state.wv.us/live.cfm SENATE:                       Saturday, April 8, 2017 REVIEW BILLS INTRODUCED The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.   SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS 60th Day of the Legislative Session RESOLUTIONS SR 74: Recognizing service of Patricia L. “Patti” […]

At a crossroad: State’s income tax elimination proposal has support, critics
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At a crossroad: State’s income tax elimination proposal has support, critics

By JIM MCCONVILLE The Journal Editor’s note: With days left in the 2017 legislative session, West Virginia’s budget situation remains murky, with competing proposals from Gov. Jim Justice, the Republican leadership in the House and Senate and the House Liberty Caucus under consideration. The Journal has taken a three-day look at the budget proposals, West […]

Senate passes budget bill over Democratic opposition
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Senate passes budget bill over Democratic opposition

By JIM ROSS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia State Senate passed its version of a budget bill Wednesday, one that its supporters expect to be amended after the House of Delegates passes its own version, which may happen within the same day. Passage of Senate Bill 199 came on a 20-14 […]

WV House gets down to nuts and bolts as session starts winding down
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WV House gets down to nuts and bolts as session starts winding down

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Following hours of heated debate over budget and revenue bills that stretched into the night on Wednesday, April 5, the West Virginia House of Delegates took a more sedate approach Thursday, passing routine bills with little fanfare. As the 60-day legislative session begins winding down, members […]

Medical marijuana bill passes muster
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Medical marijuana bill passes muster

By LACIE PIERSON The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Legislature on Thursday completed its work on a bill that establishes standards and practices for a medical marijuana industry in the Mountain State. The West Virginia House of Delegates agreed to some of the technical changes made to Senate Bill 386 just before 7 p.m. […]

Medical marijuana bill heads to WV Gov. Justice
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Medical marijuana bill heads to WV Gov. Justice

Staff report Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia House of Delegates has accepted minor, technical changes the state Senate made Wednesday to a bill permitting doctors to recommend medical marijuana to patients and establishing a regulatory system in the state. Thursday, during an evening floor session, the House of Delegates concurred with technical […]

State Senate votes to terminate Women’s Commission
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State Senate votes to terminate Women’s Commission

By JIM ROSS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The state Senate on Thursday approved a House bill that terminates the Women’s Commission. The measure passed 24-10, with all nay votes coming from Democrats, although none spoke in opposition. The two women in the Senate stood and supported the bill. Sen. Sue Cline, R-Wyoming, said […]

WV Senate joins House in passing bill to kill Women’s Commission
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WV Senate joins House in passing bill to kill Women’s Commission

By ERIN BECK Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Given about $40,000 a year in 1977 and charged with improving “the broad status of women in society,” the West Virginia Women’s Commission was called by some a “program to fail” at the time. Forty years later, both the House and Senate in the West Virginia Legislature, […]

Environment groups criticize coal, gas legislation
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Environment groups criticize coal, gas legislation

By JIM ROSS The State Journal CHARLESTON — Representatives of several environmental groups say the West Virginia Legislature has allowed the coal and natural gas industries to relax some environmental standards without allowing the people most affected by those changes to have any input. Three bills are on the groups’ watch list: House Bill 2506 […]