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Disability Rights of W.Va. files complaint for Medicaid fair hearing
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Disability Rights of W.Va. files complaint for Medicaid fair hearing

Press Release from Disability Rights of West Virginia:    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Disability Rights of West Virginia, the state’s designated Protection and Advocacy System for disabilities, has filed a civil complaint in the Southern District of West Virginia regarding the denial of a prompt final administrative decision for I/DD waiver recipients who requested Medicaid fair hearings.   “The […]

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10 things to know today: Wednesday, March 29

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. BREXIT DAY: BRITAIN SET TO FILE FOR EU DIVORCE After 44 years of ups and downs with the European Union, […]

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Wednesday, March 29
By March 28, 2017 Read More →

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Wednesday, March 29

W.Va. Legislative Committee Meeting Schedule – Subject to change Watch WV Legislature Live each day at http://www.legis.state.wv.us/live.cfm   Wednesday, March 29, is the 50th Day of the Legislative Session. Also known as “crossover day,” this is the last day for a bill to be passed out of the house of the Legislature in which it was introduced. (This rule does not […]

By March 28, 2017 Read More →

Senate rejects Gov. Justice’s proposed tax increases

Release from the W.Va. Senate:    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns, R-Ohio, today proposed an amendment to Senate Bill 484, the bill submitted by Governor Jim Justice to “stabilize” the budget for Fiscal Year 2018 through hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue increases.  The amendment was based upon the Governor’s most […]

Gazette-Mail unveils state budget analysis tool
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Gazette-Mail unveils state budget analysis tool

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Charleston Gazette-Mail is hosting a new tool on its website designed to help readers better understand West Virginia’s budget. The new West Virginia Budget Browser, available on the newspaper’s homepage, was created in large part by the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, along with the newspaper. […]

WV House, Senate tax plans in jeopardy
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WV House, Senate tax plans in jeopardy

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Prospects were in doubt Monday for West Virginia House and Senate bills to lower state income tax rates, making up for lost revenue with sales taxes expanded to cover groceries and several professional and personal services that are currently exempted. The Senate Finance Committee postponed consideration of […]

Senate Judiciary passes negotiated bill addressing consumer protections
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Senate Judiciary passes negotiated bill addressing consumer protections

By SARAH PLUMMER The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee Monday passed a much-amended version of a bill that changes the Consumer Credit and Protection Act. An earlier version had significant opposition from citizens, consumer advocates and financial institutions. More than 5,000 emails were sent to legislators in opposition to its […]

Could West Virginia lawmakers be rallying to save arts funding?
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Could West Virginia lawmakers be rallying to save arts funding?

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Coalwood native Homer Hickam may be best known as a NASA scientist and author of the best-selling novel “Rocket Boys.” But the STEM education supporter returned to West Virginia recently to meet with Gov. Jim Justiceand his staff about something else he sees as important — continued state funding for the […]

Property rights advocates try to stop WV gas-drilling bill
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Property rights advocates try to stop WV gas-drilling bill

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Landowner groups and the West Virginia Farm Bureau tried Monday to drum up more opposition to an industry-backed bill in the Senate that would help natural gas companies force unwilling mineral owners to allow drilling. Opponents of Senate Bill 576 held a news conference just as the Senate […]

West Virginia’s greyhound breeders fund on the chopping block
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West Virginia’s greyhound breeders fund on the chopping block

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Delegate Erikka Storch said she and legislative colleagues will work to send a bill that would eliminate the West Virginia Greyhound Breeding Development Fund “to a fiery death” in the House. Senate Bill 437 passed the state Senate Monday by a vote of 19-15 despite opposition […]