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W.Va. Senate President Carmichael issued statement on U.S. Supreme Court impeachment ruling
By October 8, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. Senate President Carmichael issued statement on U.S. Supreme Court impeachment ruling

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court denied the State Senate’ appeal of last year’s state Supreme Court impeachment ruling. “Although we are deeply disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear our appeal, we always knew it was a […]

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W.Va. House of Delegates Speaker Hanshaw issued statement on U.S. Supreme Court impeachment ruling
By October 8, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. House of Delegates Speaker Hanshaw issued statement on U.S. Supreme Court impeachment ruling

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court denied granting a writ of certiorari in the House of Delegates’ appeal of last year’s state Supreme Court impeachment ruling. “We’re disappointed the U.S. Supreme Court denied our petition in this appeal, although we understand it as […]

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Media Advisory: WV Press financial snapshot graphic available
By October 2, 2019 Read More →

Media Advisory: WV Press financial snapshot graphic available

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association has shared a Financial snapshot graphic on the editors’ email list. It’s provided as a stand-alone feature or to be used with coverage of the preparation of W.Va. state agency budgets. It is prepared with the assistance of the W.VA. Senate Financial Committee staff.

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By October 1, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. revenue collections for September up over last year

First Quarter of Fiscal year 2020 $29.8 million under revenue estimates From the Office of the Governor: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice reported today that September 2019 revenue collections resulted in a $20 million surplus, which was 5.4% above prior year receipts. The month of September also marks the end of the first quarter of […]

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W.Va. Delegate Sharon Lewis Malcolm dead at 72
By September 30, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. Delegate Sharon Lewis Malcolm dead at 72

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, today issued the following statement on the death of Delegate Sharon Lewis Malcolm, R-Kanawha, who passed away peacefully in her sleep over the weekend at the age of 72. “It is with great shock and sadness that we mourn the sudden loss of Delegate Malcolm,” Speaker Hanshaw […]

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By September 27, 2019 Read More →

WVU men’s basketball ‘free’ season-opening event set for Oct. 11

Release From WVU: MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University will tip off the 2019-20 men’s basketball season with a “Gold-Blue Debut” presented by Coca-Cola on Friday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m., at the WVU Coliseum. Admission to the event is free with gates opening at 6 p.m. An officiated game between the Gold and Blue […]

By September 25, 2019 Read More →

WVDOT hiring still lags for state highway construction projects

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — While measures taken by the Legislature in 2017 did help reduce the amount of time it takes the West Virginia Department of Transportation to hire new workers, it still takes about six weeks for the department to fill positions. Following the passage of the Roads to Prosperity […]

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By September 25, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. legislative committee hears update on natural gas industry road practices

By Conor Griffith, The Exponent Telegram CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Several different meetings on energy and infrastructure were planned during the September interim session of the state Legislature, and those two issues intersected in the case of the Joint Committee on Natural Gas Development Tuesday morning. Antero Resources’ Director of Civil Engineering and Construction Shelton Barger […]

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W.Va. Press Financial Snapshot:
By September 25, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. Press Financial Snapshot:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association is sharing a WVPA Financial snapshot graphic for media consideration. It’s provided as a stand alone feature or to be used with coverage of State government. It’s provided at no cost for your consideration in print and online. The graphic is developed in cooperation with the W.Va. […]

W.Va. Legislative Interims: Budget shortfalls result of downturn in coal exports, gas prices, pipeline jobs
By September 24, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. Legislative Interims: Budget shortfalls result of downturn in coal exports, gas prices, pipeline jobs

By Phil Kabler, Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sharp downturns in coal exports and natural gas prices, along with court actions halting construction of two major natural gas pipelines, have pushed the 2019-20 West Virginia budget into a deficit early on, Deputy Revenue Secretary Mark Muchow told legislators Monday. Muchow said the budget assumed a […]

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