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House votes to end Courtesy Patrol
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House votes to end Courtesy Patrol

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — On a 58-41 vote Tuesday, the West Virginia House of delegates passed a bill that would eliminate the Courtesy Patrol program. If passed by the Senate and signed by Gov. Justice, HB 2007, which would end the program effective July 1. Remaining balances in the program would be […]

WV House votes to park Courtesy Patrol
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WV House votes to park Courtesy Patrol

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The latest attempt by the West Virginia Legislature to eliminate the state highways Courtesy Patrol passed the House of Delegates on a 58-41 vote Tuesday. A longtime target of legislative audits and previous attempts to eliminate what is currently a $5 million appropriation from the Division of […]

WV Secretary of Commerce believes in Governor Justice’s bold plans
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WV Secretary of Commerce believes in Governor Justice’s bold plans

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — West Virginia Secretary of Commerce Woody Thrasher told Beckley Rotarians Tuesday he believes in Gov. Jim Justice’s bold plans for the state. Part of those bold plans include $2.8 billion in bonds, a debt the state would carry for 15 years, to fund highway construction. “If you want […]

WV Senate advances gas tax, fee increases
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WV Senate advances gas tax, fee increases

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Senate’s transportation committee approved a bill Tuesday, March 14 that would raise a portion of the tax consumers pay on gasoline and raise the fees on a plethora of documents provided by the Division of Motor Vehicles. The legislation, Senate Bill 477, would […]

WV Senate committee takes up bill to eliminate greyhound subsidy
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WV Senate committee takes up bill to eliminate greyhound subsidy

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As the Senate Finance Committee launched into the Legislature’s latest attempt to eliminate state subsidies for greyhound racing purses, some senators wanted to be sure that the potential costs of eliminating racing will not exceed the savings to the state. “We could be possibly cannibalizing ourselves and […]

Bill to eliminate Office of Administrative Hearing advances
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Bill to eliminate Office of Administrative Hearing advances

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The Senate has advanced 27-7 a bill that would do away with the Office of Administrative Hearings, transferring jurisdiction for DUI cases to the courts. Senate Bill 212 is now pending before the House Committee on the Judiciary. Sen. Charles Trump, R-Morgan, said the Office of Administrative […]

Senate considers religious exemption for vaccinations
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Senate considers religious exemption for vaccinations

By LACIE PIERSON The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON – The examination of individual rights vs. overall public safety was at the center of debate about a bill that would establish religious exemptions for vaccinations in West Virginia during a Senate Education Committee meeting Tuesday. Senate Bill 537 would make a simpler process for West Virginians to establish […]

Bills introduced to punish embezzlement, increase scholarship availability in state
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Bills introduced to punish embezzlement, increase scholarship availability in state

 The Dominion Post  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Here are some bills introduced March 14. This was the last day for members of the House to file bills. House committees can still originate bills and members may still file resolutions. Local lead sponsors and co-sponsors are noted. SB 599, to require a juvenile inmate to be transferred […]

Better late than never? Storm drops 10 inches on Morgan County
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Better late than never? Storm drops 10 inches on Morgan County

The Morgan Messenger Berkeley Springs, W.Va. — Predictions of heavy snowfall on Monday evening proved correct as roughly 10 inches of snow collected across most of Morgan County by the time the sun came up on Tuesday, March 14. Morgan County Schools had already announced Tuesday’s school closures before the snow began to fall Monday night. The heavy snow, […]

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10 things to know: Wednesday, March 15

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHAT TRUMP PAID IN TAXES IN 2005 The U.S. president earned $153 million and paid $36.5 million in income […]