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By February 21, 2019 Read More →

Media Alert: Summary available on WVDOH maintenance funds allocations

CHARLESTON, W.Va. —The West Virginia Legislative Auditor’s Office has released the attached report on the West Virginia Division of Highways maintenance funding allocations this afternoon. Aaron Allred, legislative manager, issued the following summary on maintenance funds allocations within all 10 West Virginia Division of Highways Districts: The Performance Evaluation and Research Division (PERD) issued an […]

‘Clean’ pay raise bill for school workers, troopers heads to West Virginia House floor
By February 21, 2019 Read More →

‘Clean’ pay raise bill for school workers, troopers heads to West Virginia House floor

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After Tuesday’s sudden death of a colossal education overhaul package, a West Virginia House of Delegates committee sent one of its main pieces — a pay raise for teachers, school service workers and State Police — to the House floor. Heeding a request made by Gov. Jim […]

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West Virginia Senate approves incentives for cities, counties to consolidate services

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — West Virginia’s counties and municipalities could get financial incentives to work together to provide public services under a bill before the State Legislature. Senate Bill 117 passed the Senate this week in a 32-0 vote, and is now before the House Government Organization Committee. […]

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W.Va. Senator Facemire questions water plan’s benefits for residents of small communities
By February 21, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. Senator Facemire questions water plan’s benefits for residents of small communities

Erica Young West Virginia Press Association Capitol Reporter CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Senator Doug Facemire, D-Braxton, did not hold back when voicing his opinion on Senate Bill 467, which would clarify the West Virginia Public Service Commission’s jurisdiction over water and sewer utilities owned by political subdivisions. Douglas Smith and Amy Swann of the West Virginia […]

W.Va. Senate HHR Committee passes bill addressing Medicaid for pregnant women
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W.Va. Senate HHR Committee passes bill addressing Medicaid for pregnant women

By Erica Young West Virginia Press Association Capitol Reporter CHARLESTON, W.Va — The Senate Health and Human Resources Committee this week moved SB 564, which would require the Department of Health and Human Resources to extend Medicaid to pregnant women “between 185 percent and 300 percent of the federal poverty level including prenatal care, delivery, […]

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West Virginia lawmakers speed up pace for campus carry bill

By ERIN BECK The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With the end of the legislative session nearing, the West Virginia House of Delegates voted 51-47 not to send a campus carry bill to its Finance Committee for review Wednesday evening, instead bringing the bill to a vote of the entire House sometime this week. The House Judiciary […]

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Thursday, Feb. 21
By February 21, 2019 Read More →

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Thursday, Feb. 21

Watch WV Legislature Live each day at http://www.legis.state.wv.us/live.cfm Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 44th Day of the Legislative Session Rotunda and social activities:  History Day, Upper House and Upper Senate Rotundas. SENATE:  Senate to convene at 11 a.m.  On The Agenda UNFINISHED BUSINESS   SCR 35: Designating days for displaying Honor and Remember Flag at WV Veterans Memorial   THIRD […]

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West Virginia House of Delegates works on community and technical college bill

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The West Virginia Senate saw the defeat of its landmark education reform bill, but there is still hope for the Senate’s effort to make community and technical college more affordable. The House Education Committee started work on Senate Bill 1, creating a last-dollar-in […]

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By February 21, 2019 Read More →

West Virginia House Finance committee advances Medicaid work requirement bill

By LORI KERSEY Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Poor West Virginians who get health care coverage through Medicaid would have to work, volunteer or train for a job under a bill that originated and advanced in the House Finance Committee on Wednesday. With a 14-9 vote, the committee advanced the bill to the full House […]

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While grateful for House decision, West Virginia educators remain concerned about future bills
By February 20, 2019 Read More →

While grateful for House decision, West Virginia educators remain concerned about future bills

By JORDAN NELSON The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — “We’re back again.” Several signs sporting that phrase were held high Tuesday at the State Capitol in Charleston — the day after education union leaders announced a statewide walkout for the second year in a row. However, with the approval of many public educators, the House of […]

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