Legislature

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Wednesday, Feb. 7
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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Wednesday, Feb. 7

Watch WV Legislature Live each day at http://www.legis.state.wv.us/live.cfm Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 29th Day of the Legislative Session Rotunda and social activities: Ag and Conservation Day at the Legislature, Upper House, Upper Senate Rotundas and Upper Well Area; WV Maple Syrup Producers Association Pancake and Syrup Tasting, 8-10 a.m., Upper Rotunda, Tree Tapping – 10 a.m. – West Lawn; Veterans Visibility Day, Lower Rotunda.   SENATE:   Senate […]

Southern West Virginia teachers voice their concerns about pay, PEIA, education system
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Southern West Virginia teachers voice their concerns about pay, PEIA, education system

By GREG JORDAN Bluefield Daily Telegraph PRINCETON, W.Va.  — Mercer County teachers planned to stage walk ins today outside their schools to focus the public’s attention on pay, insurance, charter school proposals impacting both educators and the overall education system. Teachers and their supporters demonstrated Monday outside Princeton Senior High School to let the public […]

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Governor hints that Republicans working on package to remedy West Virginia teacher, state pay, PEIA issues

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — In a Monday press conference on a new pilot program aimed at addressing the state’s drug crisis, Gov. Jim Justice briefly addressed the issue of teacher and state employee pay. Although he gave no details, the governor hinted at a package that Republican leadership is putting together that […]

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Supporters, opponents follow ‘well-worn path’ to hearing on latest abortion bill

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As one speaker put it, proponents and opponents walked “a well-worn path” Monday into House of Delegates chambers to speak on the latest of what is seemingly annual legislation to restrict abortions in West Virginia (HB 4102). While opponents of the measure – which would restrict Medicaid […]

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Reactions mixed to abortion measures working through West Virginia legislature

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Women’s rights advocates and pro-life advocates filled the West Virginia Capitol Monday to oppose and support two measures that would restrict access to abortion. Nearly 50 people filled the House of Delegates chamber Monday for a House Judiciary Committee public hearing on House Bill 4012, which would prohibit […]

West Virginia Senate committee wants to put right to abortion on the ballot
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West Virginia Senate committee wants to put right to abortion on the ballot

By ERIN BECK Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginians would vote in November on an amendment to the state constitution that says nothing in the constitution “secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of abortion,” if a resolution approved by state lawmakers in one committee Monday continues to progress. Sen. […]

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West Virginia House Finance Committee advances bill to raise correctional officers’ salaries by $6,000

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — As the House Finance Committee began work Monday on Gov. Jim Justice’s proposed legislation to increase salaries for correctional officers at state prisons, regional jails, and juvenile facilities by $6,000 over three years, one sticking point came up. As drafted, funding for the increased regional jail salaries — […]

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House Judiciary held public hearing for Medicaid abortion bill

By DAVID BEARD The Dominion Post CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Senate Judiciary gave its blessing on Feb. 5 to SJR 12, a proposed constitutional amendment called the “No Constitutional Right to Abortion Amendment.” If adopted by both houses, the amendment would go before the voters in November. The resolution is a single sentence: “Nothing in this […]

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Bill aimed at increasing pay for corrections employees advances to full West Virginia House

By ANDREA LANNOM CNHI Reporter CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A bill seeking to increase salaries of certain corrections employees now heads to the full House after being passed by the House Finance Committee passed by voice vote Monday. The bill, which was requested by the governor, directs certain pay raises to be given to certain employees […]

Shady Spring High School student files to run for House of Delegates
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Shady Spring High School student files to run for House of Delegates

By JORDAN NELSON The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Zachary Meador is a young man of many attributes — a Kiwanis and Key Club member, member of the American Legion and National Honor Society, a firefighter for the Beaver Volunteer Fire Department, and, now, a candidate for the House of Delegates in the 29th district. Meador, a […]