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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 […]

Controversial West Virginia state park logging bill heard by Senate committee; no vote
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Controversial West Virginia state park logging bill heard by Senate committee; no vote

By KATE MISHKIN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The same day the West Virginia Statehouse opened its doors to visitors for Tourism Day at the Legislature, a Senate committee heard remarks about a bill critics say will hinder state tourism. Senate Bill 270 would authorize the Division of Natural Resources to log in state parks and […]

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West Virginia House advances teacher pay bill

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia House of Delegates will vote Tuesday on an amended bill to increase the pay of teachers, school service personnel and State Police. As passed last week by the Senate, the bill called for a 5 percent pay raise for teachers over five years — […]

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West Virginia teachers, legislators seek solution to teacher pay, insurance woes

By CHRISTINA MYER and EVAN BEVINS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — West Virginia’s House of Delegates Monday rejected a 3 percent pay raise for school personnel, and instead opted to advance for a floor vote a 2 percent increase next year followed by one percent raises in each of the next three years. […]

West Virginia teachers in Northern Panhandle nearing their breaking point
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West Virginia teachers in Northern Panhandle nearing their breaking point

Staff reports The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. – Ahead of a possible strike, about 30 West Virginia teachers gathered outside a business owned by state Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns, R-Ohio, Monday afternoon to voice concerns over what they consider low pay and out of control health care costs. Meanwhile, more than 60 […]

West Virginia House passes corrections pay raise bill
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West Virginia House passes corrections pay raise bill

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The House of Delegates unanimously passed a bill Monday that would increase salaries of certain corrections employees. The bill, which was requested by the governor, provides for a $2,000 increase over the next three years for employees of the Division of Corrections, the Division of Juvenile Services, […]

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House to vote on bill targeting West Virginia attorney general’s control of settlement funds

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Legislation to rein in West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s use of lawsuit settlement funds will be up for a final vote today in the House of Delegates. House members modified the bill Monday, reducing the amount of settlement money Morrisey can keep in his office’s consumer protection […]

West Virginia Senate postpones vote on water quality bill
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West Virginia Senate postpones vote on water quality bill

By RUSTY MARKS NCWV Media CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Members of the state Senate postponed a vote Monday on a bill that would alter water quality discharge limits in the Mountain State. Senate Bill 290 would change state water quality standards by allowing the secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection to take into account the level […]