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AARP WV leaders discuss 2019 state legislative agenda
By January 22, 2019 Read More →

AARP WV leaders discuss 2019 state legislative agenda

Elimination of Social Security tax, caregiving, stronger protections against fraud & abuse among session goals Press Release from AARP WV: CHARLESTON — AARP West Virginia state leaders today, Tuesday, Jan. 22, detailed the organization’s legislative agenda for the 2019 West Virginia Legislature, with a focus on legislative action in the areas of financial and retirement security, […]

West Virginia delegates pass bail bill, fix for medical marijuana program introduced
By January 22, 2019 Read More →

West Virginia delegates pass bail bill, fix for medical marijuana program introduced

By JAKE JARVIS NCWV Media CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The House of Delegates overwhelmingly passed a bill Monday morning that attempts to reduce the number of people temporarily held in jails for nonviolent misdemeanors. House Bill 2190, which modifies the bail requirements that magistrate judges must follow, passed on a 91-4 vote. The bill now will […]

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By January 22, 2019 Read More →

West Virginia legislators introduce bills to add magistrates, increase salary

By KELSIE LeROSE The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — Proposed bills currently making their way through the West Virginia Legislature would add additional magistrates to serve in Berkeley County and raise the salaries of certain law personnel. Senate Bill 42, which was introduced by Sen. Charles S. Trump IV, R-Morgan, on Jan. 9, proposes new language to […]

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Major investment in West Virginia tourism advertising will pay dividends, senators advised
By January 22, 2019 Read More →

Major investment in West Virginia tourism advertising will pay dividends, senators advised

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In his first time returning to the Senate as West Virginia Commerce secretary, former state senator Ed Gaunch told the Senate Finance Committee on Monday that Gov. Jim Justice wants to make a major investment in the state Tourism Division in the 2019-20 budget. Justice is proposing […]

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By January 22, 2019 Read More →

West Virginia Gov. Justice requests wireless E-911 bill be pulled

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A bill proposed by Gov. Jim Justice that would carve out a portion of the $3 wireless E-911 fee for other emergency communications projects is on hold after county officials and lawmakers objected. In a press release Monday, Justice said he requested Senate […]

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By January 22, 2019 Read More →

West Virginia Senate may put public worker pay raise, education overhauls in same bill

By RYAN QUINN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael’s proposed education overhauls, like charter schools and reducing seniority’s role in employment, might be rolled into a single bill that also includes the promised 5 percent pay raise for public school employees. “We’re very much leaning in that direction,” Carmichael, R-Jackson, […]

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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Tuesday, Jan. 22
By January 21, 2019 Read More →

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Tuesday, Jan. 22

Watch WV Legislature Live each day at http://www.legis.state.wv.us/live.cfm Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 14th Day of the Legislative Session Rotunda and social activities: Preston County/Monongalia County Day; Upper House and Upper Senate Rotundas; Motorola, Upper House Walkway (1 Table).   SENATE:  Senate to convene at 11 a.m.  On The Agenda: RESOLUTIONS   SR 14: Celebrating achievements and contributions of Monongalia County SR […]

No action on W.Va. House Bill 2070 to remove motorcycle helmet requirement
By January 21, 2019 Read More →

No action on W.Va. House Bill 2070 to remove motorcycle helmet requirement

By Erica Young West Virginia Press Capitol Reporter CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After much discussion, the West Virginia House of Delegates’ Technology and Infrastructure Committee moved to lay over a decision on Bill 2070 until its next meeting. The bill — introduced on Jan. 9 by Delegates John Kelly, R-Wood, and Scott Cadle, R-Mason —  would allow […]

West Virginia Senate leadership eyes intermediate courts; House Republicans bristle
By January 21, 2019 Read More →

West Virginia Senate leadership eyes intermediate courts; House Republicans bristle

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — When Gov. Jim Justice announced his support for the Legislature to form an intermediate court of appeals, Republican leaders in the Senate rose to their feet in applause. Members of the House of Delegates from both parties, however, are skeptical or outright opposed to what they see […]

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West Virginia lawmakers propose importing prescriptions from Canada
By January 21, 2019 Read More →

West Virginia lawmakers propose importing prescriptions from Canada

By ERIN BECK The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — West Virginia may join Vermont in putting pressure on the federal government to take action to reduce prescription drug prices. The Health and Human Resources Committee in the House of Delegates passed a bill this past week that would ask the state Department of Health and Human Resources to […]

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