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W.Va. House passes teacher pay raise bill, sends to Senate

By DAVID BEARD The Dominion Post CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The House of Delegates passed SB 267, the teacher pay raise bill, 98-1 on Feb. 13 and sent it to the Senate. Many Democrats voted green relucantly, saying the raises are too small to do any good. Delegate Mike Caputo, D-Marion, said, “I predict that we’re […]

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Sports betting bill advances to full West Virginia Senate

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Legislation to legalize sports betting at West Virginia casinos is headed to the full Senate, after the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday rejected two amendments that would have substantially altered the proposal. Under the proposed legislation, Senate Bill 415, if the U.S. Supreme Court later this year overturns […]

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Sports betting bill advances to West Virginia Senate floor

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Amid attempts to lessen involvement of casinos and retain more money for state coffers, legislation to legalize sports betting in West Virginia cleared the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday and now moves on to a vote in the full Senate. The committee began its […]

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West Virginia Republicans push bill to protect Confederate monuments
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West Virginia Republicans push bill to protect Confederate monuments

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — In response to debate over removing Confederate monuments from public lands, a bill sponsored by eight Republicans, including Sue Cline of Wyoming County, passed out of the Senate Committee on Government Organization on Tuesday. The bill, dubbed the West Virginia Monument and Memorial Protection Act of 2018, […]

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Senate votes to change oversight of West Virginia farmers’ markets

By RUSTY MARKS NCWV Media CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Members of the West Virginia Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would transfer control of state farmers’ markets to the Department of Agriculture. Farmers markets are currently under the control of the Department of Health and Human Services. But Senate Bill 375, approved unanimously, would change that. Sen. […]

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West Virginia Senate resolution targets Medicaid funding for abortion

By BRETT DUNLAP The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A resolution, passed in the state Senate, would call on voters to decide whether Medicaid funding of abortions should remain or if that authority should be given to lawmakers through a proposed constitutional amendment. Last week, the West Virginia Senate passed SJR 12 in […]

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William Ihlenfeld of Wheeling will run for West Virginia Senate

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Former U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld II has entered politics, and is now a Democrat candidate for the 1st District State Senate seat presently occupied by Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns. Previously, Ferns, R-Ohio, had no opposition in the race. He was running unopposed on […]

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Wednesday, Feb. 14 – It’s Valentine’s Day
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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Wednesday, Feb. 14 – It’s Valentine’s Day

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Wednesday, Feb. 14 Watch WV Legislature Live each day at http://www.legis.state.wv.us/live.cfm Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 36th Day of the Legislative Session Rotunda and social activities: Arts Day: Upper House, Upper Senate Rotundas,  Upper Well Area, Lower Rotunda; WV Athletic Trainers’ Association Day; WV Funeral Directors Association Legislative Reception, 7 – 9 p.m.; Embassy Suites.   SENATE:   […]

Logging in WV state parks? Get details on WV Press Insight
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Logging in WV state parks? Get details on WV Press Insight

Newspaper industry video program offers residents digital news on their schedule WVPA Press Staff Report CHARLETON, W.Va. — Residents interested in details of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources’ plan for managing state parks — including timbering in some areas of the parks — can get the information online as they personal schedule allows. WVDNR Director Stephen McDaniel […]

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Media Alert: Alzheimer’s Association to host Advocacy Day on Thursday at WV State Capitol

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Alzheimer’s Association, West Virginia Chapter is hosting an Advocacy Day on Thursday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in Charleston at the West Virginia State Capitol. The day will begin with a special ceremony in the Lower Rotunda at 9:15 a.m.   The Alzheimer’s Association’s state advocacy day is an opportunity […]