Legislature

New West Virginia House Speaker has focus on small business growth
By October 1, 2018 Read More →

New West Virginia House Speaker has focus on small business growth

By JIM McCONVILLE The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — Wanted: Small business entrepreneurs with fresh ideas. Newly appointed House of Delegates Speaker Roger Hanshaw makes no bones about West Virginia’s future economy being tied to getting new small businesses to start here. “We’re still far too dependent upon19th and 20th century industries,” said Hanshaw, R-Clay, 38, […]

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In WV Senate race, candidates see two different economies
By September 27, 2018 Read More →

In WV Senate race, candidates see two different economies

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Two men running for a Kanawha County state Senate seat are painting two different pictures of the same economy. Both incumbent Sen. Ed Gaunch, R-Kanawha, and Democratic challenger Richard Lindsay came to speak with Charleston Gazette-Mail editors Tuesday to discuss issues ranging from cultivating job opportunities in […]

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Delegate Roger Hanshaw elected as 58th Speaker of the House of Delegates
By August 29, 2018 Read More →

Delegate Roger Hanshaw elected as 58th Speaker of the House of Delegates

Release from the West Virginia House of Delegates: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The House of Delegates today elected Delegate Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, as the 58th Speaker of the West Virginia House. Speaker Hanshaw succeeds former Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, who resigned last week. He becomes just the second Republican to serve as leader of the House […]

Media Alert: Early photos of WV Supreme Court available
By August 6, 2018 Read More →

Media Alert: Early photos of WV Supreme Court available

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Legislators and media representatives are touring of the chambers of the West Virginia State Supreme Court today. The tour of the Supreme Court, where expensive renovations kicked off a series of controversies, started at 9 a.m. Court officials had said media would not be allowed to witness the tour. The Supreme Court put out […]

Protected: Media Alert – Photos, notes, video links from the WV Supreme Court tour
By August 6, 2018 Read More →

Protected: Media Alert – Photos, notes, video links from the WV Supreme Court tour

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By June 4, 2018 Read More →

West Virginia lawmakers examine Supreme Court spending

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — West Virginia voters will decide this fall whether lawmakers will have oversight over the state Supreme Court’s budget, a move local lawmakers believe is necessary. The proposed constitutional amendment will appear on the Nov. 6 general election ballot, and comes amid reports of high […]

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By May 23, 2018 Read More →

Legislature votes to make West Virginia 13th state to join energy consortium

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Members of the Joint Committee on Government and Finance voted Tuesday for West Virginia to become the 13th state to join the national Energy Council, a consortium of legislators from energy producing states. Delegate Mark Zatezalo, R-Hancock, encouraged ranking legislators to approve the proposal to join the […]

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By May 22, 2018 Read More →

West Virginia Legislature votes to create new department to replace Education and Arts

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — More than 70 days after it passed legislation eliminating the Department of Education and the Arts in the name of reducing costs and bureaucracy, the Legislature on Monday approved a bill creating the Department of Arts, Culture and History as its replacement. Proponents of the governor’s bill […]

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By May 17, 2018 Read More →

West Virginia House Democrats start petition to add medical marijuana fix to any special session call

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — West Virginia House Democrats are pushing Gov. Jim Justice to add a medical marijuana banking fix to a special session that could take place as early as next week. Nothing is set in stone for an agenda, but a draft of what the legislators will be addressing […]

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National Youth Science Foundation hosts ‘STEM’ teachers workshop
By May 4, 2018 Read More →

National Youth Science Foundation hosts ‘STEM’ teachers workshop

DAVIS, W.Va. — The National Youth Science Foundation in a partnership with The Harless Center, recently hosted a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Teachers Workshop at The National Youth Science Center in Davis. “The National Youth Science Foundation was pleased to host a STEM workshop for teachers and administrators from across West Virginia at its […]