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W.Va. teachers union says it will sue to stop charter schools law
By July 11, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. teachers union says it will sue to stop charter schools law

The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A sweeping West Virginia GOP education bill that allows the creation of charter schools violates the state Constitution, according to a teachers union that plans to sue over the legislation. The West Virginia Education Association released a statement Wednesday saying it has sent a formal letter notifying the attorney […]

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Perdue seeking unprecedented seventh term as W.Va. State Treasurer
By July 8, 2019 Read More →

Perdue seeking unprecedented seventh term as W.Va. State Treasurer

Press Release from the Perdue for State Treasurer Campaign: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia State Treasurer John Perdue today (Monday, July 8) announced that he would seek an unprecedented seventh term as state treasurer. First elected to the post in 1996, Perdue is West Virginia’s 24thState Treasurer and has served in that position for over […]

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W.Va. lawmakers work through storm to pass education omnibus bill
By June 25, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. lawmakers work through storm to pass education omnibus bill

By Erin Beck, The Register-Herald of Beckley, W.Va. CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sen. Stephen Baldwin, D-Greenbrier, was offering an amendment to ensure lawmakers adequately funded school psychologists, when a chorus of smartphone alarms wailed, signaling a tornado warning.  Baldwin paused and asked whether legislators should continue debate. Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, told him to keep going. After […]

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After long debate, W.Va. House passes highly amended education bill
By June 20, 2019 Read More →

After long debate, W.Va. House passes highly amended education bill

By Jordan Nelson, The Register-Herald of Beckley, W.Va. CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia House of Delegates passed House Bill 206, its version of the West Virginia Senate’s Student Success Act (Senate Bill 1039), on a narrow 51-47 vote late Wednesday night. After 11 hours of debating amendments and the final version of the bill, delegates […]

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Happy Birthday, West Virginia!
By June 20, 2019 Read More →

Happy Birthday, West Virginia!

By Mary Catherine Brooks, The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — West Virginia became the 35th state June 20, 1863, when it split from Virginia – 156 years ago. Unofficial celebrations were held across the state for the next 64 years to mark the occasion. In 1927, the West Virginia Legislature made June 20 an official state […]

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South Atlantic League All-Star Game: Trio of Power pitchers ready to take the mound tonight
By June 18, 2019 Read More →

South Atlantic League All-Star Game: Trio of Power pitchers ready to take the mound tonight

By By Derek Redd Sports editor,Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — If West Virginia Power manager David Berg — the skipper of the Northern Division team at Tuesday’s South Atlantic League All-Star Game — wants some quality arms, he has a trio of very familiar players to call on. He sees them every day. Of the four […]

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W.Va. Senate issues Budget Bulletin for June 14
By June 16, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. Senate issues Budget Bulletin for June 14

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia State Senate’s Finance Committee has issued its Budget Bulletin. This week’s issue takes a look at SB 632, the Safe Schools Act. The bill was signed into law on March 25, 2019. You can view this week’s edition here: http://www.wvlegislature.gov/committees/senate/documents/Budget-Bulletin-6-14-Final-Safe-Schools.pdf. Previous issues of the Budget Bulletin are available on the Senate […]

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W.Va. Supreme Court Chief Justice Walker to speak to state’s public defenders
By June 13, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. Supreme Court Chief Justice Walker to speak to state’s public defenders

Press Release from West Virginia Supreme Court: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Supreme Court Chief Justice Beth Walker will be the keynotespeaker at the Public Defender Services’ 2019 Indigent Defense Conference on June 20 in Morgantown. Chief Justice Walker will speak during the awards ceremony luncheon at 12:15 p.m. She will discuss the work of the West Virginia Task […]

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W.Va. Senate’s Finance Committee Budget Bulletin: Exempting Social Security benefits from personal income tax
By June 9, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. Senate’s Finance Committee Budget Bulletin: Exempting Social Security benefits from personal income tax

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Senate’s Finance Committee has issued its weekly Budget Bulletin HB 2001: Exempting Social Security Benefits from personal income tax This week’s issue covers HB 2001, Relating to exempting Social Security benefits from personal income tax.  This bill was signed into law on March 27, 2019.  If you have any questions, […]

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W.Va. Senate President Carmichael’s statement on West Virginia Student Success Act
By June 7, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. Senate President Carmichael’s statement on West Virginia Student Success Act

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, recently issued the following statement on the West Virginia Student Success Act: “The release of this draft of the West Virginia Student Success Act is a major effort by the Senate to advance the cause of education reform in a bipartisan manner. This bill boldly incorporates […]

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