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By May 19, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. Secretary of State encourages upgrade of voter registration system

Press Release from the office of the WVSOS: CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – During the upcoming West Virginia special legislative session, Secretary of State Mac Warner has encouraged the Governor to include the opportunity for the Secretary of State’s Office to use incoming special revenue to his office that exceeds the costs of Business Division services to […]

By May 17, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. Legislative Dems offer their own education bills for special session

By Eddie Trizzino, Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Amidst the confusion about a planned special session on education, Senate Democrats have drafted eight education bills of their own. Senate Minority Leader Roman Prezioso, D-Marion, said he and other Democrats could not sit back and wait for the leadership to ignore the topic of education […]

By May 15, 2019 Read More →

W. Va. special session could re-pass vetoed bills, fix errors

By PHIL KABLER, HD Media CHARLESTON, W.Va. — More than a dozen vetoed bills from the 2019 regular session could be back for do-overs by the West Virginia Legislature when the special session resumes next week. Gov. Jim Justice – who was not at the Capitol on Tuesday – has not yet amended the special […]

W.Va. Legislative Special Session set for May 20
By May 13, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. Legislative Special Session set for May 20

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Pursuant to House Concurrent Resolution 101, House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, and Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, have notified the members of the West Virginia Legislature that the First Extraordinary Session of the Legislature in 2019 will reconvene Monday, May 20, at 2 p.m.  House Communications Director Jared Hunt alerted media that Hanshaw and […]

Media Alert: Graphic available on W.Va. Senate Bill 1 – ‘Last Dollar In’
By May 10, 2019 Read More →

Media Alert: Graphic available on W.Va. Senate Bill 1 – ‘Last Dollar In’

‘Financial Snapshot’ graphic new service to West Virginia newspapers CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association will be providing state newspapers with weekly  “Financial Snapshot” graphics for West Virginia as a public service to residents. This week;s graphic, below, addresses Senate Bill 1, the “Last Dollar In” program. Below the graphic is a link […]

By May 8, 2019 Read More →

West Virginia Department of Education releases final report from education forums

By JORDAN NELSON The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In its final report from public forums on education, the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) found increasing teachers’ compensation, more wraparound services, incentives and addressing the math teacher shortage were among the top priorities.  The results came from numerous public forums conducted across the state over the […]

By May 7, 2019 Read More →

West Virginia Delegates urge AG Morrisey to direct opioid settlement funds toward treatment

By ERIN BECK The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — While part of West Virginia’s $37 million settlement with McKesson Corp. over excessive pain pill distribution in the state will go to addiction-related purposes, several lawmakers are opposing West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s plan to put part of the settlement toward his own office’s expenses. Last week, Morrisey […]

Del. Paul Espinosa appointed as WV House Education Chair
By May 7, 2019 Read More →

Del. Paul Espinosa appointed as WV House Education Chair

By ERIN BECK The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With a special legislative session focused on education reform nearing, West Virginia Speaker of the House Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, has named Del. Paul Espinosa, the former chairman of the House Education Committee, to once again head that committee.  In an interview Monday, Espinosa, R-Jefferson, said the Republican […]

WV House Education chairman resigns leadership post at Speaker’s request
By May 1, 2019 Read More →

WV House Education chairman resigns leadership post at Speaker’s request

By RYAN QUINN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Delegate Danny Hamrick resigned Tuesday from his position as House Education Committee chairman at the request of the speaker of the House of Delegates. “I asked for his resignation earlier this week for a personnel matter that has nothing to do with the upcoming session,” said House […]

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WV Senate President Mitch Carmichael promotes SB 1;  touts legislation as path for reversing work force numbers
By April 23, 2019 Read More →

WV Senate President Mitch Carmichael promotes SB 1; touts legislation as path for reversing work force numbers

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — West Virginia’s March unemployment rate dropped slightly since February, but the number of residents not in the work force remains the highest in the nation. Officials hope the new focus on two-year degrees and certificates can help grow a trained work force. The […]

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