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Cabell lawmakers reflect on wild West Virginia legislative session

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — As lawmakers reflected on what one delegate called a “tumultuous” session, Republicans and Democrats both agreed some good came from the past 60 days. Home rule was a success for all eight Cabell County representatives. The Municipal Home Rule program is now secure in code, with Senate […]

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West Virginia women’s health bills head to governor’s desk
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West Virginia women’s health bills head to governor’s desk

By ERIN BECK The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Two bills that health care providers and advocates say will result in healthier women and babies in West Virginia are on their way to the governor’s desk for a signature. A women’s health advocacy group called House Bill 2583, the Family Planning Access Act, “landmark legislation,” saying it will […]

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W.Va. Senate President Carmichael commends Legislature for passing Senate Bill 1
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W.Va. Senate President Carmichael commends Legislature for passing Senate Bill 1

Release from Office of W.Va. Senate President: CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – Senate Bill 1, increasing access to career education and workforce training, completed legislation on Thursday. “This is a tremendous day for West Virginia. This program will change lives, and it will give our state a needed push as we continue to attract the kind of […]

W.Va. Legislature again passes balances budget without need for extended session
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W.Va. Legislature again passes balances budget without need for extended session

Release from W.Va. House of Delegates: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – For the second year in a row, the West Virginia Legislature has passed a balanced, fiscally responsible budget within the confines of the 60-day regular session – saving taxpayers the cost of an extended budget session. The Senate passed the amended version of House Bill 2020 […]

Opinion: No progress on implementation of Automatic Voter Registration
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Opinion: No progress on implementation of Automatic Voter Registration

By Delegate Andrew Robinson D-Kanawha County, 36th District In 2016, the West Virginia Legislature passed legislation to implement Automatic Voter Registration. Automatic Voter Registration changes our voter registration process at the Division of Motor Vehicles from drivers opting-in to becoming a registered voter to allowing those not interested to opt-out of registering to vote. Our current Governor […]

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Delegates pass compromise budget between West Virginia House, Senate
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Delegates pass compromise budget between West Virginia House, Senate

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — In a potential deal that could mean no extended session, the House of Delegates passed an amendment to its budget proposal that bridges the differences with the state Senate. The House amended House Bill 2020, the budget submitted by Gov. Jim Justice in […]

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WV governor gets free-college tuition measure

By RYAN QUINN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Senate agreed 33-0 Thursday to the House of Delegates’ amendments to the free community college tuition bill, sending the legislation to the governor for his signature or veto. Sen. Robert Plymale, D-Wayne, was the only senator absent for Thursday’s vote. Senate President Mitch Carmichael, […]

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Social Security tax exemption for West Virginia seniors nears fruition

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With West Virginia seemingly poised to phase out the state income tax on Social Security retirement benefits, Minnesota and Vermont could be the last states left that fully tax that benefit. The West Virginia Senate on Thursday voted 33-0 to pass House Bill 2001, which eliminates the […]

‘Winston’s Bill’ likely dead in West Virginia House
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‘Winston’s Bill’ likely dead in West Virginia House

By ERIC HRIN Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va.  — It was a devastating day Thursday for supporters of “Winston’s Bill,” the animal cruelty bill named after a little Yorkie allegedly found abandoned without food, water or shelter this past summer in Rivesville. Jared Hunt, communications director for the West Virginia House of Delegates, said late […]

WV Delegates approve home rule bill, introduce resolutions to punish Caputo
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WV Delegates approve home rule bill, introduce resolutions to punish Caputo

By JAKE JARVIS NCWV Media CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Delegates approved a bill Thursday morning to make the state’s home rule program permanent after voting to strip a provision that allows for the public to hold referendums on local laws passed through the program. Senate Bill 4 passed on an 87-11 vote. Several delegates objected to […]

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