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West Virginia legislature advances bills on private school testing, homeschool Promise eligibility

By RYAN QUINN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Senate is set to vote Wednesday on a bill (House Bill 4183) that would reduce state-mandated standardized testing requirements for most private schools in the near term but also, in the future, more closely align testing requirements in those schools to what’s required in […]

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Marion County legislators discuss end to West Virginia teacher walkout

By KAITLYN NEFF and EDDIE TRIZZINO Times West Virginian CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – On Tuesday afternoon, West Virginia legislation approved a budget dedicating a 5 percent pay raise to all state public employees in July. School employees from around the state were present as Governor Jim Justice signed the Senate-approved bill giving it the final approval, […]

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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Wednesday, March 7
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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Wednesday, March 7

Watch WV Legislature Live each day at http://www.legis.state.wv.us/live.cfm Wednesday, March 7, 2018 57th Day of the Legislative Session Rotunda and social activities: Fair Shake Network Ice Cream Social, Upper House Rotunda (1 – 5 p.m.)   SENATE:   Senate Convenes at 11 a.m.  On the Agenda:  RESOLUTIONS SCR 53: US Army SGT Harold Scott White Memorial Bridge SR 65: […]

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Breaking News: WV Governor announces pay raise agreement, possible end to strike

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Governor Jim Justice has announced that there is a legislative deal on the teacher pay raise issue which should end the West Virginia teachers strike. Visit your local newspaper’s website for the latest information on the strike and legislature. Get full details and complete coverage of the teachers strike and legislative session […]

West Virginia House, Senate get to work on budget bills
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West Virginia House, Senate get to work on budget bills

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gearing up for the possible unprecedented passage of a budget bill on the final day of the 60-day regular session on Saturday, the House and Senate Finance committees pursued work on each house’s version of the state’s 2018-19 spending plan — which differ by about $18 million. […]

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House passes abortion resolution; West Virginia voters will make final decision during general election in November

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — After two hours of debate on the House floor, delegates passed a proposed constitutional amendment on abortion in a 73-25 vote. The measure, Senate Joint Resolution 12, amends language to say nothing in the state constitution secures or protects a woman’s right to an abortion, and does not […]

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West Virginia constitutional amendment on abortion heads to November ballot
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West Virginia constitutional amendment on abortion heads to November ballot

By ERIN BECK Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The “No Constitutional Right to Abortion Amendment” will appear on the November general election ballot in the Mountain State. The West Virginia House of Delegates, with more than the two-thirds majority needed, decided Monday to ask voters whether the following sentence should be added to the state constitution: […]

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Voters to decide if abortion a right in West Virginia

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Along with electing new representatives to speak for them in both the state and federal legislative system in November, West Virginia voters will have a chance to decide whether women have a right to an abortion under the state Constitution. The House of Delegates on Monday passed Senate […]

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No Constitutional Right to Abortion Amendment

The Dominion Post CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — After more than an hour of debate, the House of Delegates adopted SJR 12, the No Constituional Right to Abortion Amendment to put before the voters in November. Opponents objected it could lead to a ban on all abortions. Supporters argue it would make the Constitution neutral regarding abortion […]

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Bill to allow oil, gas drilling with 75% owners’ consent heads to West Virginia governor

By KATE MISHKIN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After passing the Senate Saturday morning, House Bill 4268, or the “co-tenancy bill,” is headed to the governor’s desk. The House of Delegates concurred with the Senate’s changes to the bill’s name on a 58-41 vote Monday morning. The new title is a longer explanation of the bill, […]

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