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By March 27, 2017 Read More →

Officials weigh in on health care bill defeat

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Republican leaders underestimated the value people placed on their health plans, a reason why the House of Representatives couldn’t come to a vote on the bill to repair and replace the Affordable Care Act, a Wood County supporter said Friday of the Obama Administration’s […]

By March 27, 2017 Read More →

Report: WV schools’ tuition more than doubles over 15 years

By JAKE JARVIS Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The average tuition at West Virginia’s public colleges and universities increased by about $4,200 a year, or roughly 147 percent, in the past 15 years, a new report finds. As lawmakers debate how much higher education should be cut in next year’s budget, the West Virginia Center […]

By March 27, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know: Monday, March 27

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, March 27, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHAT TRUMP IS WILLING TO DO WITH ‘OBAMACARE’ The U.S. president’s aides open the door to working with moderate […]

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Monday, March 27
By March 27, 2017 Read More →

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Monday, March 27

W.Va. Legislative Committee Meeting Schedule – Subject to change Watch WV Legislature Live each day at http://www.legis.state.wv.us/live.cfm SENATE:                       Monday, March 27, 2017 REVIEW BILLS INTRODUCED The Senate will convene at 11 a.m. RESOLUTIONS   SR 53: Designating March 27, 2017, as WV Industrial Hemp Day SR 54: Designating March 27, 2017, as Women’s and […]

Vice President Pence visits WV, says fight to repeal ACA will continue
By March 26, 2017 Read More →

Vice President Pence visits WV, says fight to repeal ACA will continue

By Max Garland The Charleston Gazette-Mail SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. —  Vice President Mike Pence promised to continue efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act during a visit to West Virginia Saturday, saying it has hurt Americans and stifled small businesses. Pence, speaking at Foster Supply in Scott Depot, said he was “inspired” by […]

Vice President Pence surprises crowd at pro-Trump rally in Charleston
By March 26, 2017 Read More →

Vice President Pence surprises crowd at pro-Trump rally in Charleston

By Bishop Nash The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Even in making an unannounced visit outside the West Virginia Capitol, Vice President Mike Pence counted on a flood of support anywhere he stopped in the Mountain State. West Virginia, he pointed out, voted 68 percent for President Donald Trump, the second highest percentage of […]

Uncertain Future For Greyhounds in West Virginia
By March 26, 2017 Read More →

Uncertain Future For Greyhounds in West Virginia

By Joselyn King The Intelligencer of Wheeling WHEELING, W.Va .— The next run for racing greyhounds in West Virginia could be to Florida — another state that has dog racing — or to adoption and a new home if the greyhound breeders’ fund is eliminated by the West Virginia Legislature. Greyhound racing in West Virginia […]

State lawmakers propose new soda tax
By March 26, 2017 Read More →

State lawmakers propose new soda tax

By Danyel VanReenen The Journal of Martinsburg CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginians may be paying more for sugary drinks in the future if certain proposals pass state legislature.  Gov. Jim Justice proposed a health tax to “promote better health in West Virginia.” The added tax would add1 cent per ounce on sugary drinks, which he said could create […]

Budget talks continue in Legislature
By March 25, 2017 Read More →

Budget talks continue in Legislature

By Andrea Lannom The Register-Herald of Beckley CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Delegate Mick Bates said he knows an easy way to balance the budget without tax increases or crippling cuts. Taking out a stack of papers he said was the budget bill, Bates balanced the papers on top of his head. After Thursday’s floor session, Bates, […]

By March 25, 2017 Read More →

Natural gas pipeline project moving forward in Eastern Panhandle

By Danyel VanReenen The Journal of Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — Natural gas companies with an interest in constructing a pipeline through the Eastern Panhandle are making the necessary applications to advance the project. Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC, applied for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project from the Federal […]