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WV Delegate Michel Moffatt: Legislative Column for Feb. 12

We have passed the half way point of the 2nd Session of the 82nd Legislature and in the House we have passed 39 Bills, and all but two of them have had support from Republicans and Democrats. The two that were passed with only Republican support are the Workplace Freedom[Read More…]

At the Capitol: Legislature looks at religious freedom, labor

By Phil Kabler For the West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Legislators marked the halfway point of the 60-day regular session with an impassioned debate in the House of Delegates over a bill dubbed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (HB4012). Proponents contend the bill affirms that government cannot force individuals[Read More…]

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Column: Getting to work on what matters

By Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin: At the halfway point of the legislative session, it’s important to recognize there is still much work to be done. West Virginia is experiencing budget challenges unseen in a generation, and we must take action – both legislative and administrative – to ensure our fiscal house[Read More…]

Hampshire Review hiring full-time editorial staff member

ROMNEY, W.Va. — The Hampshire Review is looking for a new full-time member for its editorial team, “Our team produces the biggest, best weekly newspaper in West Virginia for 7 years in a row, runs a robust website and keeps up an active Facebook page,”  said editor Jim King. “You need to[Read More…]

Capitol filled with tourism displays as industry seeks legislative help

View photos of displays CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia legislators couldn’t help but think about the state’s tourism industry today as the state Capitol’s hallways and rotunda were filled with informational tables and displays. Tourism industry officials are seeking legislative support for their  “brunch bills” — SB 21, SB 298 and[Read More…]

‘Brunch bills’ supporters hope to change Sunday alcohol sales time

By Dawn Nolan The Charleston Gazette-Mail If members of the hospitality and tourism industry have their say, brunch in West Virginia is about to change. Right now, plenty of local restaurants offer a weekend menu that combines breakfast and lunch. But before 1 p.m. on Sundays, none of them can be[Read More…]

At The Capitol: Legislature addresses labor issues 

By Phil Kabler For The West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Two key parts of the Republican-controlled Legislature’s agenda passed during the fourth week of the 2016 regular session – although Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has indicated he will veto both bills. The most divisive was a bill to[Read More…]

W.Va. legislative challenged outlined at press event

Annual breakfast looks at legislature, business, industry and social issues By George Hohmann For the West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Issues ranging from the state’s mounting budget deficit to the natural gas industry’s potential in the Appalachian basin were among the topics at the West Virginia Press Association’s annual Legislative Breakfast Thursday morning. Other issues[Read More…]

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