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WV House postpones action on revenue bill
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WV House postpones action on revenue bill

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal After seeing one revenue-generating bill shot down on Tuesday, March 28, members of the West Virginia House of Delegates postponed a vote on a second measure that would have been a key component of a Republican budget plan. Despite the fact that the Legislature does not usually complete a […]

Senate passes ‘Cancer Creek’ bill
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Senate passes ‘Cancer Creek’ bill

Staff report The Dominion Post CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Senate passed and sent to the governor on March 28 the controversial water quality bill opponents dubbed the “Cancer Creek” bill. Senators also passed and sent back to the House an ethics bill dealing with nepotism and public contracts. The gas well mineral interest up for […]

WV Senate OKs bill that could increase water pollution
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WV Senate OKs bill that could increase water pollution

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Legislation that could allow increased discharge of toxic chemicals into West Virginia’s rivers and streams won final approval from the state Senate on Tuesday, giving business and industry lobbyists a major victory on a long-sought change in the way water pollution permit limits are calculated. Senators voted […]

House passes bill requiring parental notification before minors get an abortion
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House passes bill requiring parental notification before minors get an abortion

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A bill passed Tuesday by the West Virginia House would require parental notification before a minor could get an abortion. Under House Bill 2002, there would be a 24-hour waiting period after a physician gives notice to a parent. Notice can be provided over the phone or […]

House approves abortion notice bill
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House approves abortion notice bill

By DAVID BEARD The Dominion Post CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The House of Delegates unanimously approved on March 28 a revised version of a previously controversial bill concerning parental notification of unemancipated minors. It goes to the Senate. Delegates also approved a bill to abolish RESAs. The vote on HB 2711 was 76-24. It goes to […]

WV Gov. Justice vetoes right-to-work bill
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WV Gov. Justice vetoes right-to-work bill

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have retroactively amended last year’s right-to-work legislation amid its ongoing legal battle. Justice vetoed the West Virginia Workplace Freedom Act, SB 330, because of the pending lawsuit against the bill and the injunction filed against its enforcement, […]

Film tax bill rejected
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Film tax bill rejected

By DANYEL VANREENEN The Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A bill threatening to financially impact the Eastern Panhandle by cutting film tax credits in the state was defeated in the state House of Representatives Tuesday morning, according to Delegate Jason Barrett, D-Berkeley. Barrett said the film tax credit is an incentive used to bring revenue and […]

House rejects bill to cut film tax credits
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House rejects bill to cut film tax credits

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A bill that would have eliminated the state’s new film tax credits and would increase the beer tax failed in the West Virginia House Tuesday. Delegate Eric Nelson, R-Kanawha, explained that House Bill 2816 was Gov. Jim Justice’s original tax omnibus bill. The original bill eliminated the […]

Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott fears impact of greyhound breeders’ fund loss
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Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott fears impact of greyhound breeders’ fund loss

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Mayor Glenn Elliott retains hope members of the West Virginia Legislature will not eliminate the Greyhound Breeding Development Fund, and said the community must realize how much of a negative impact this could eventually have on Wheeling. “We are pulling every lever we can […]

Legislature honors Parkersburg High School building
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Legislature honors Parkersburg High School building

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — The centennial of the main building of Parkersburg High School was recognized in the West Virginia Legislature on Tuesday. A resolution commemorating the centennial of the main building at Parkersburg High School was introduced Tuesday in the Legislature where Sens. Donna Boley, R-Pleasants, and […]