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West Virginia delegates look to crack down on drugs

By LIZ McCORMICK The Intelligencer and Wheeling News Register CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Members in the House of Delegates have considered a number of bills this legislative session that increase penalties for various crimes. At least three of those bills have focused on drug crimes — which Republican lawmakers say is in[Read More…]

WV House Judiciary mulls stricter voter ID law

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W. Va. — The House Judiciary Committee worked through a bill Wednesday to require West Virginians to present government-issued photo identification at the polls before casting a ballot. After an hour of discussion, the committee sent the bill (HB 2781) down to a subcommittee[Read More…]

WV House: Bill altering voter ID law needs work

By LACIE PIERSON The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  It took less than an hour of examination for members of the Judiciary Committee in the GOP-led West Virginia House of Delegates on Wednesday to determine that a bill that would alter a voter registration and identification law needed more work than committee[Read More…]

West Virginia Senate bill would limit cities’ power over wages

By ASHTON MARRA The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register CHARLESTON, W.V — The West Virginia Senate’s Workforce Committee has advanced a bill to limit the powers of cities and towns.  Senate Bill 399 prevents local governments from enacting ordinances or local policies that impose requirements on employers when it comes to[Read More…]

10 things to know: Thursday, March 9

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, March 9, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHO PUSHES FOR UNITY AS HOUSE PANELS DEBATE GOP HEALTH BILL House Speaker Paul[Read More…]

Governor, legislative and state leaders highlight Thursday’s WVPA Breakfast

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice, legislative leaders and a panel of state, business and association leaders are the featured guests at Thursday’s West Virginia Press Association’s Legislative Breakfast. Gov. Justice, Senate President Mitch Carmichael and Speaker of the House Tim Armstead will provide media representatives from around West Virginia[Read More…]

Charleston Civic Center opens new lobby; redo continues

By ELAINA SAUBER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Charleston Civic Center’s new lobby will open just in time for this week’s beginning of the West Virginia Boys and Girls High School Basketball Tournaments.  The city held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday in the latest addition to the Civic Center, featuring[Read More…]

Justice wants to revamp state tourism efforts

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice wants to revamp state efforts to promote tourism, reorganizing the Division of Tourism into a new state Tourism Office, and replacing tourism promotion matching grants with a cooperative advertising program, according to legislation introduced Tuesday. Legislation (SB 535) introduced[Read More…]

Legistlative briefs and bills

By DAVID BEARD The Dominion Post Health Committee approves bill limiting food stamps CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A divided House Health Committee approved a bill to limit food stamp benefits for certain able-bodied adults. Supporters said it would encourage those who are capable to return to work. Opponents said it would[Read More…]

West Virginia Senate passes human trafficking measure

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The Senate passed a bill that calls for stricter penalties for human trafficking-related offenses occurring in West Virginia and would exempt victims of these offenses from prosecution. All 33 members present voted to pass House Bill 2318, which creates felony offenses and[Read More…]

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