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Democrats in Legislature eschew special session pay
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Democrats in Legislature eschew special session pay

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Democrats in the West Virginia House of Delegates and Senate say they’re on board with a proposal from Gov. Jim Justice that lawmakers not be paid if they’re forced to go into special session to pass a state budget. Justice, who has been pushing the Republican-led […]

WV House, Senate budget plan would force state to ‘live within its means’
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WV House, Senate budget plan would force state to ‘live within its means’

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal Republican leaders of the West Virginia Senate and House of Delegates released a “budget framework” on Monday, March 13 that would include no more spending than last year’s budget. “The fundamental principle is spend no more than you have,” said Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson. “The budget for too […]

Tax overhaul progresses, despite poor projections
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Tax overhaul progresses, despite poor projections

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After several rounds of edits and ominous cost projections from state revenue representatives, the Senate Select Committee on Tax Reform voted Monday to send its overhaul bill up to the full senate and off to its finance committee. Should it pass, the bill would repeal income and […]

Senate passes bill to cut DMV appeals office over objections
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Senate passes bill to cut DMV appeals office over objections

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Legislation to eliminate the Division of Motor Vehicles’ Office of Administrative Appeals (SB 212) advanced from the Senate Monday on a 27-7 vote, over objections that it could allow drunk drivers to keep their driver’s licenses. Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Trump, R-Morgan, lead sponsor of the bill, […]

Lawmakers back limited special budget session pay
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Lawmakers back limited special budget session pay

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A group of legislators have announced their support for Gov. Jim Justice’s proposal to limit special budget session pay for legislators to five days. Legislators introduced House Bill 2981 Monday, which along with a companion bill to be introduced in the Senate, would cap lawmakers’ pay during […]

House could vote today to eliminate Courtesy Patrol
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House could vote today to eliminate Courtesy Patrol

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The West Virginia House advanced to final reading Monday a bill that would eliminate the Courtesy Patrol program. Under this bill, effective July 1, the program would be eliminated and any balances remaining in the program would be transferred to the State Road Fund for expenditure as […]

Senate to vote on bill giving Marshall, WVU more control
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Senate to vote on bill giving Marshall, WVU more control

By LACIE PIERSON The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – The West Virginia Senate is expected to vote Tuesday, March 14, on a bill that would provide more flexibility in human resources and personnel management to Marshall University, West Virginia University and the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. If approved by the Senate, House Bill 2542 […]

Greyhound subsidies among cuts planned by GOP
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Greyhound subsidies among cuts planned by GOP

By JOCELYN KING The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Local greyhound breeders would again feel the bite under a proposal to stop runaway state spending in West Virginia, according to the proposal Republican lawmakers unveiled Monday in Charleston. GOP leaders in the West Virginia Legislature announced their plans on how best to bring […]

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WVU adjusts NCAA travel plans ahead of storm

By BOB HERTZEL Times West Virginian MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — When the weather forecast is calling for a winter storm up north there are two places you don’t want to be — the North Pole and Buffalo. Fortunately, for West Virginia and its fans, there is no NCAA Tournament site at the North Pole, so, naturally, […]

Faculty Merit Foundation names BSC’s Bolton Professor of the Year
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Faculty Merit Foundation names BSC’s Bolton Professor of the Year

By BLAKE STOWERS Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va.  — Bluefield State College School of Engineering Technology and Computer Science Professor Dr. Jeffrey Bolton was selected as 2016 Professor of the Year by the Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia on Monday night. West Virginia Faculty Merit Foundation Media spokesman Ken Sullivan said that four finalist were selected for the award. […]