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WVPA: At the Capitol – Jan. 13-15

WVPA providing weekly column from Legislative Session for member newspapers By Phil Kabler For the West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Wednesday marked the start of the 2016 regular session of the state Legislature, a session that began under the cloud of a major state funding crisis, and debate[Read More…]

Education center now ‘Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education’

New name and logo better reflects mission as Byrd Centennial approaches SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.VA. (Jan. 13, 2016) – Ahead of  the centennial celebrate for Robert C. Byrd in 2017, a new name and logo have been unveiled at the ‘Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education.’ Walter J. “Joe” Stewart, chairman of the board of directors[Read More…]

Budget shortfall, education, forced pooling and broadband are expected to occupy Legislature

By George Hohmann For the W.Va. Press Association SOUTH CHARLESTON — The state’s budget shortfall, education, forced pooling and broadband expansion are among the topics expected to occupy the legislative session that begins Wednesday. The state Department of Revenue estimates West Virginia will finish the budget year with a $353 million deficit. State Senate Minority Leader[Read More…]

Leaders predict workforce, transportation, budget issues will dominate legislative session

By George Hohmann For the W.Va. Press Association CHARLESTON — Workforce, transportation and budget issues will likely dominate the legislative session that begins on Wednesday according to panelists participating at the Associated Press’ annual West Virginia Legislative Lookahead, held Friday at Marshall University’s South Charleston campus. John Deskins, director of West Virginia University’s[Read More…]

2016 West Virginia AP Legislative Lookahead Photo

2016 West Virginia AP Legislative Lookahead Photo: Discussion on broadband expansion in West Virginia was diverse during the afternoon panel of the West Virginia AP legislative Lookahead, held at the Marshall University’s South Charleston Campus. Frontier’s Kevin Wallick, senior vice president and general manager of the company’s Mid-Atlantic Region, explains areas being[Read More…]

2016 WV AP Legislative Lookahead Photo

West Virginia Sen. Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall, debates the value of Common Core during an afternoon panel of the West Virginia AP legislative Lookahead, held at the Marshall University’s South Charleston Campus. Participating in the panel were, from left, Kessler, Delegate Paul Espinosa, R-Jefferson; Christine Campbell, president of the AFT-WV; and Michael[Read More…]

2016 West Virginia AP legislative Lookahead photo

2016 West Virginia AP legislative Lookahead: Maribeth Anderson, government relations manager at Southwestern Energy; offers her opinion during the “Forced Pooling” panel at today’s 2016 West Virginia AP legislative Lookahead, held at the Marshall University’s South Charleston Campus. Participating in the panel were, from left, David McMahon, lawyer representing surface and[Read More…]

2016 West Virginia AP legislative Lookahead

Journalists from across West Virginia hear opinions on the state of West Virginia from a panel at today’s 2016 West Virginia AP legislative Lookahead, held at the Marshall University’s South Charleston Campus. Participating in the first panel were John Deskins, director of the WVU Bureau of Economic Research; Sen. Bob Beach,[Read More…]

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