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Journalists, industry leaders, legislators and the governor come together for WVPA’S Legislative Breakfast
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Journalists, industry leaders, legislators and the governor come together for WVPA’S Legislative Breakfast

West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Governor Jim Justice didn’t use his whiteboard during his informal budget talk at the West Virginia Press Association Legislative Breakfast this morning at Embassy Suites in Charleston. But he had it at the ready. BJournalists, legislators and business industry leaders came together over coffee and eggs to talk […]

Senators, reps meet with constituents at reception
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Senators, reps meet with constituents at reception

By DANYEL VANREENEN The Journal WASHINGTON — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Rep. Alex Mooney, R-2nd Congressional Region, greeted fellow West Virginians at the West Virginia State Society Congressional Reception in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Pete Deremer, president of the State Society, said the event is one of two annual […]

WV Public Broadcasting to lay off workers
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WV Public Broadcasting to lay off workers

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Anticipating that its state funding will be cut, if not eliminated entirely, West Virginia Public Broadcasting plans to lay off 15 employees by the end of the month, Executive Director Scott Finn told the House Finance Committee on Wednesday. “We know something is coming, and we have […]

GOP senators reject two Democratic appointees to state boards
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GOP senators reject two Democratic appointees to state boards

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Over objections from Democratic senators, the state Senate Confirmations Committee refused Wednesday to approve two appointees to state boards — the current state Democratic Party chairwoman, and the daughter of a former state Democratic chairman and adviser to Gov. Jim Justice. On the motion of Senate Majority […]

West Virginia delegates look to crack down on drugs
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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 response to the state’s substance […]

WV House Judiciary mulls stricter voter ID law
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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 for further review.  Should it […]

WV House: Bill altering voter ID law needs work
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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 members could complete in a […]

West Virginia Senate bill would limit cities’ power over wages
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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 employee wages and benefits. Among […]

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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 Ryan tries rallying divided Republicans […]

Governor, legislative and state leaders highlight Thursday’s WVPA Breakfast
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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 with an update on the […]