Legislature

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 […]

By May 2, 2018 Read More →

Could West Virginia’s 11th Senate GOP primary be a bellwether for November elections?

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I’ve been told this is going to be a barometer for the fall elections,” Delegate Bill Hamilton, R-Upshur, said of the 11th Senatorial District Republican primary, where he faces one-term incumbent Sen. Robert Karnes, R-Upshur. Karnes, however, downplayed any significance of the 11th District primary may have […]

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By May 2, 2018 Read More →

Legislators discuss pros and cons of 2018 West Virginia session at chamber meeting

By DAVID BEARD The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — Local legislators shared the pros and cons of the 2018 session during a Tuesday afternoon meeting put on by the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce and the Morgantown Board of Realtors. Delegates and senators fielded some questions about specific topics and offered thoughts on bills – […]

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West Virginia recognized as leader in government spending transparency
By April 26, 2018 Read More →

West Virginia recognized as leader in government spending transparency

West Virginia Press Association Staff Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia has been recognized as leading the nation in terms transparency in government spending and cited for setting an example for other states nationwide. The RIPIRG Education Fund, which does public interest research, recognized West Virginia in its report: “Following the Money 2018 — How the 50 […]