Legislature

By June 13, 2019 Read More →

Gov. Justice says W.Va. revenue grew 11.5 percent this fiscal year

By Jake Jarvis, The Exponent Telegram CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice called a press conference Wednesday afternoon and discussed revenue numbers that Senate Republicans already had released. The press conference came amid a growing feud between Justice and Senate leaders, particularly between Sen. Craig Blair, who has defended the Senate releasing the numbers before […]

By June 13, 2019 Read More →

National teachers union president: W.Va. education bill ‘a mockery’

By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail National American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten flew into West Virginia on Wednesday and argued against parts of the state Senate’s education bill, which she called “a mockery” and “a sham.” West Virginia public school workers, including members of the AFT union, have held two statewide strikes in two […]

W.Va. Governor unveils  special Blenko Glass Father’s Day mug
By June 12, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. Governor unveils special Blenko Glass Father’s Day mug

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Governor Jim Justice and First Lady Cathy Justice unveiled a first-time, special edition Father’s Day Blenko piece on Wednesday, June 12. The limited-edition piece was created in honor of Governor Justice. Only 100 will be available to purchase.​ The Governor and First Lady were joined by Randall Reid-Smith, West Virginia Curator of the Arts, and leaders […]

WV Gov. Justice denounces climate change initiative, talks GOP feud, education reform
By June 11, 2019 Read More →

WV Gov. Justice denounces climate change initiative, talks GOP feud, education reform

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In a news conference called Monday to denounce former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s $500 million pledge to an initiative to fight climate change, Gov. Jim Justice went off on multiple tangents, including his feud with West Virginia Senate Republicans, his thoughts on education reform and legal issues […]

W.Va. Sens. Weld, Maroney, Clements: Relationship with Jim Justice ‘strained’
By June 11, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. Sens. Weld, Maroney, Clements: Relationship with Jim Justice ‘strained’

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Republicans in the West Virginia Senate representing Northern Panhandle communities indicate they have a strained relationship with Gov. Jim Justice. Their comments came after Senate Finance Committee Chairman Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, on Monday called for Justice — also a Republican — to resign as […]

War of words between Gov. Justice, West Virginia Senate continues
By June 11, 2019 Read More →

War of words between Gov. Justice, West Virginia Senate continues

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS Special to The Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The relationship between Gov. Jim Justice and Republican leaders in the West Virginia Senate continues to sour after a new round of barbs were exchanged Monday. Justice, during a press conference, addressed comments made by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, calling on […]

By June 7, 2019 Read More →

West Virginia House takes issue with Supreme Court Justice Workman response in impeachment

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In the now-year-old saga in the impeachment of several judges of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, the House of Delegates filed a response to a justice’s brief before the nation’s highest court. Attorneys for the House filed a response to a […]

Kanawha County judge to consider motion to dismiss in WV Gov. Justice residency case
By June 6, 2019 Read More →

Kanawha County judge to consider motion to dismiss in WV Gov. Justice residency case

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Kanawha County judge is still considering a motion by attorneys for Gov. Jim Justice to dismiss a case asking the court to force him to live in Charleston, but granted a motion Wednesday to halt discovery of documents and evidence. Kanawha County […]

By June 5, 2019 Read More →

What’s in the West Virginia Senate’s Student Success Act?

By RYAN QUINN Charleston Gazette-Mail The West Virginia House of Delegates will have to decide what to do with the ”Student Success Act” (Senate Bill 1039)that the state Senate passed Monday. Both chambers are Republican controlled, but Republican delegates weren’t unified behind the “omnibus” education bill (Senate Bill 451) that senators pushed during the regular legislative […]

Raleigh, Greenbrier delegates selected for leadership roles in education reform committees
By June 5, 2019 Read More →

Raleigh, Greenbrier delegates selected for leadership roles in education reform committees

By JORDAN NELSON The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Two Raleigh County delegates and one Greenbrier County delegate have been chosen to serve in leadership roles on “Select Committees on Education Reform” during the “education betterment” special session.  Del. Jeffrey Pack and Del. Brandon Steele, both R-Raleigh, were selected by House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, to be vice […]