Legislature

Key legislation on manufacturing, sports betting, guns on campuses detailed on WV Press InSight
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Key legislation on manufacturing, sports betting, guns on campuses detailed on WV Press InSight

WVPA Staff Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Discussions on proposed legislation that would impact manufacturers and economic development in West Virginia — as well as bills that would allowing guns on college campuses, legalize sports betting, consolidation of regional jails, address the needs of caregivers, along with a look at tourism in the state’s Northern Panhandle — […]

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Gov. Justice: Funds for WV teacher salaries will come from cuts to Commerce, Tourism budgets

ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald of Beckley CHARLESTON, W.VA.  — Saying an extended walkout is “unnecessary,” legislative leadership and the governor said Friday that the state is doing all it can afford at this time. … In an unanticipated mini-press conference on Friday, Gov. Jim Justice said he hoped there would not be a continuation of the walkout. […]

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Gov. Justice won’t rule out seeking injunction to end WV teacher strike

By  Jake Jarvis The State Journal of Charleston CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice said teachers need to return to their classrooms, and added that families should not have to worry about finding child care during the “terrible disruption” of the teacher strike. Speaking to a group of reporters just before union leaders announced that West Virginia teachers […]

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WV public school employee strike to continue Monday

By Ryan Quinn The Charleston Gazette-Mail  West Virginia public school employees will continue their statewide strike Monday, for a third consecutive school day, leaders of their three major unions announced Friday afternoon. Up until the announcement — at a news conference that was packed with around 80 people about 10 minutes ahead of its 4 p.m. […]

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Governor Justice won’t say how often he’s at WV Capitol; denies FOIA request

By Jake Zuckerman The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice is a hard man to find these days. Unions representing teachers and school service personnel announced Friday that they are continuing their walkout Monday; tensions are high between lawmakers who have been needling one another in floor speeches and debate alike. Meanwhile, Justice sightings […]

WV Teacher walkout will continue Monday in all 55 counties
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WV Teacher walkout will continue Monday in all 55 counties

By Andrea Lannom The Register-Herald of Beckley CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Teachers and school personnel in all of the state’s 55 counties will continue their walkout Monday, the leadership of the two teacher unions announced Friday afternoon. “We have not seen appropriate progress on teachers, professional personnel and service personnel and that’s why we’re still here,” WVEA President Dale […]

At the Capitol: WV teachers to continue walkout; two weeks left in session
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At the Capitol: WV teachers to continue walkout; two weeks left in session

By Phil Kabler For the West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Having loomed over the legislative session for weeks, a statewide walkout of teachers and school service personnel came to fruition on the 44th day of the 2018 regular session, as thousands of red-clad protestors filled the state Capitol on Thursday and Friday. In […]

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Editorial: WV SB 474 sheds light on lawmakers’ fears of transparency; WV House should kill it

From The Register-Herald of Beckley: Consider it ironic that in introducing legislation to shield important facts from the public in regard to public projects funded through the taxpayer-supported road bond, lawmakers had shed light on their own fears of transparency. And that sums up Senate Bill 474, which would keep government entities from releasing for […]

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Transparency: What are WV lawmakers hiding with SB 474 bill?

From The Parkersburg News and Sentinel: Only a few short years ago, Republicans leading the charge toward a historic power shift in Charleston were promising a sharp turn away from the bad old days — the way things had always been done. My how times have changed. A hint of it came before this year’s […]

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Editorial: WV teachers strike point made

From The Intelligener of Wheeling: In a way, the cold, rainy weather Thursday and Friday was a good thing for teachers picketing in front of area public schools for hours on end. Doubtless virtually all of them would have preferred to have been inside their warm, dry classrooms those days, of course.  But conditions were […]