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W.Va. Senate Democrats issue statement welcoming Hardesty to State Senate
By January 18, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. Senate Democrats issue statement welcoming Hardesty to State Senate

Release from the WV Senate Minority Caucus: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Minority Caucus of the 84thWest Virginia Legislature is pleased to welcome Paul Hardesty to the seat representing the Senate’s Seventh District, vacated by Senator Richard Ojeda. Hardesty was appointed by Governor Jim Justice late this afternoon. “We welcome Paul to our caucus and look forward […]

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Friday, Jan. 18
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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Friday, Jan. 18

Watch WV Legislature Live each day at http://www.legis.state.wv.us/live.cfm Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 10th Day of the Legislative Session Rotunda and social activities:   From the Activity Calendar:   Jefferson County Day, Upper House and Upper Senate Rotundas.     SENATE:  Senate to convene at 11 a.m.  On The Agenda: THIRD READING   Eng. SB 272: Updating code relating to […]

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10 things to know: Friday, January 18

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TRUMP, PELOSI FEUD HEATS UP The president denies the House speaker the use of a military aircraft to visit […]

Media Alert: Gov. Justice on speaker list for IOGA-WV Winter Meeting on Jan 23
By January 17, 2019 Read More →

Media Alert: Gov. Justice on speaker list for IOGA-WV Winter Meeting on Jan 23

CHARLESTON, W.VA. — The 2019 Winter Meeting of the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia (IOGAWV) will take place Jan. 22-23, 2019, at the Marriott Town Center Hotel in Charleston. Technical sessions by C&J Energy Services, Schlumberger Oilfield Services and SLS Land & Energy Development will be sponsored on Jan. 22.  Highlights for Wed., […]

Opinion: Education reform in West Virginia
By January 17, 2019 Read More →

Opinion: Education reform in West Virginia

By Senate President Mitch Carmichael R-Jackson County There is no greater responsibility of state government than to provide a thorough education for our children. Thomas Jefferson felt so strongly about the importance of public education that he wrote the following: “I think by far the most important bill in our whole code is that for […]

WVU receives $2.2 million software gift from Petroleum Experts Limited
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WVU receives $2.2 million software gift from Petroleum Experts Limited

Release from WVU:  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — For more than a decade, geology students at West Virginia University have used the same advanced software used by oil and gas companies worldwide, expanding their marketability for industry jobs. Petroleum Experts Limited has furthered this access with an in-kind gift of its MOVE software, valued at $2.2 million. “Geologists have long struggled […]

WV House: Delegate Howell’s bill targets slow drivers in left lane
By January 17, 2019 Read More →

WV House: Delegate Howell’s bill targets slow drivers in left lane

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – House Committee on Government Organization Chairman Gary Howell, R-Mineral, has introduced a bill that would make it illegal to continuously drive a vehicle in the left lane of a highway while other traffic is attempting to pass – a common frustration for West Virginia drivers.   “This has to be one of […]

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W.Va. House Technology & Infrastructure Committee advances broadband expansion Act of 2019

Release from W.Va. House of Delegates: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The House Committee on Technology and Infrastructure on Wednesday advanced comprehensive legislation designed to make it easier to develop and expand broadband and high-speed wireless technologies in West Virginia. The committee approved House Bill 2005, the Broadband Expansion Act of 2019, on a unanimous voice vote. It’s […]

W.Va. Treasurer notes e-claims big for unclaimed property claimants
By January 17, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. Treasurer notes e-claims big for unclaimed property claimants

Nearly half filed electronically in December; “fast track” expedites where possible   CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State Treasurer John Perdue’s Unclaimed Property Division received nearly half of its claims applications electronically in December, a not-so-unusual trend, while its Fast Track program attempted to get money in claimants’ hands faster.   A total of 363 claims were […]

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Thursday, Jan. 17
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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Thursday, Jan. 17

Watch WV Legislature Live each day at http://www.legis.state.wv.us/live.cfm Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 9th Day of the Legislative Session Rotunda and social activities:   From the Activity Calendar:  WV Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, Upper House and Upper Senate Rotundas; Family Resource Network, AG Rotunda; Chiropractic Day at the Legislature   SENATE:  The Senate will convene at 11 a.m. RESOLUTIONS SR 10: […]