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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 […]

Incentives sought for West Virginia graduation rates
By February 21, 2017 Read More →

Incentives sought for West Virginia graduation rates

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Educators at institutions of higher learning once told incoming freshmen at their orientation to look to the person standing to the left of them — then to look at the person standing to their right. “Of the three of you, only one is likely […]

Attorney proposes income tax elimination
By February 21, 2017 Read More →

Attorney proposes income tax elimination

By DANYEL VANREENEN The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Backed by experience and credentials, a local tax attorney is trying to change the way West Virginia collects taxes. By proposing to eliminate income taxes and replace it with a broader consumption tax, Michael Caryl wants to revolutionize the state tax system. His plan for reform specifically […]

Bills introduced on Feb. 20
By February 21, 2017 Read More →

Bills introduced on Feb. 20

The Dominion Post CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Here are some bills, and one resolution, introduced on Feb. 20. Local lead sponsors and co-sponsors are noted. HB 2002, to require parental notification of abortions performed on unemancipated minors. Delegate Cindy Frich, R-Monongalia, co-sponsor. HB 2003, to create a new felony where a drug delivery leads to death. […]

By February 21, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know today: Tuesday, Feb. 21

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TRUMP NAMES A NEW NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER TO REPLACE OUSTED MICHAEL FLYNN The new national security adviser, Army Lt. […]

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 21
By February 20, 2017 Read More →

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 21

  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:                       Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 REVIEW BILLS INTRODUCED The Senate will convene at 11 a.m. On the agenda: THIRD READING Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 134: Authorizing Bureau of Commerce to promulgate […]