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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Friday, April 7
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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Friday, April 7

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:                       Friday, April 7, 2017 REVIEW BILLS INTRODUCED The Senate will convene at 11 a.m. RESOLUTIONS   SCR 64: Requesting study of Division of Purchasing   UNFINISHED BUSINESS SCR 63: Requesting study on options for […]

Marshall University’s panel discussion on Fake News attracts students, community members
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Marshall University’s panel discussion on Fake News attracts students, community members

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications hosted a panel discussion examining fake news on Thursday at  the University’s Memorial Student Center on Marshall’s campus in Huntington. See the livestream here: https://livestream.com/marshallu/events/7230279/videos/153531372 The panel was moderated by West Virginia Press Association executive director Don Smith. The keynote speaker was Washington, D.C., attorney Kevin Goldberg, […]

HB 2980 would establish forensic laboratory fund
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HB 2980 would establish forensic laboratory fund

By Lexi BrowningThe West Virginia Press AssociationCHARLESTON, W.Va. — Legislation that would impose additional service fees for certain civil action cases passed the Senate with unanimous approval Thursday after a series of layovers. House Bill 2980, sponsored by Delegate Riley Moore, R-Jefferson, would establish the State Police Forensic Laboratory Fund and increase circuit court service fees for […]

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Opinion: With WV SB 412, Sen. Craig Blair addresses serious problem

By Bryan Hoylman president and CEO Associated Builders and Contractors of W.Va.. A recent editorial on Senate Bill 412, a bill dealing with W. Va. Jobs Act reporting requirements, attempted to explain the legislation’s intent. Unfortunately, it missed the mark and missed it badly. It was explained that when companies contract with the state and […]

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WV Power open season tonight: Wilson vs. Marvel at 7:05 p.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Power start  the 2017 season tonight at Appalachian Power Park against the Rome Braves. Rome Braves (0-0) at West Virginia Power (0-0) Game 1 | April 6, 2017 | Appalachian Power Park | Charleston, WV Radio: The Jock 1300 & 1340 – wvpower.com Airtime: 6:45 P.M. PITCHING MATCH-UP RH Bryse Wilson […]

Current West Virginia tax structure holds middle ground
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Current West Virginia tax structure holds middle ground

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel Editor’s note: With days left in the 2017 legislative session, West Virginia’s budget situation remains murky, with competing proposals from Gov. Jim Justice, the Republican leadership in the House and Senate and the House Liberty Caucus under consideration. Today, we continue our three-day look at the budget […]

House passes its budget bill
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House passes its budget bill

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — After a little more than a two hour debate on the House floor, with biggest concerns centering on cuts to higher education, the West Virginia House passed its $4.24 billion budget. Delegate Eric Nelson, R-Kanawha, who chairs the House finance committee, said the budget is $70 million […]

Senate passes budget bill over Democratic opposition
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Senate passes budget bill over Democratic opposition

By JIM ROSS The State Journal CHARLSTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia State Senate passed its version of a budget bill Wednesday, one that its supporters expect to be amended after the House of Delegates passes its own version, which may happen within the same day. Passage of Senate Bill 199 came on a 20-14 […]

Industrial hemp legalization bill sent to WV Gov. Justice
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Industrial hemp legalization bill sent to WV Gov. Justice

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Senate voted unanimously to pass a bill that will effectively legalize the production of hemp for industrial purposes. Pending Gov. Jim Justice’s signature, House Bill 2453 would allow the Commissioner of Agriculture to license any qualified producers and state institutions to grow and cultivate industrial hemp. […]

WV Senate accepts stricter medical marijuana bill
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WV Senate accepts stricter medical marijuana bill

By ERIN BECK Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After making minor technical changes to a bill that would permit doctors to recommend medical marijuana to patients and establish a regulatory system in West Virginia, the state Senate accepted the House of Delegates’ version of the medical marijuana bill Wednesday afternoon. Last week, the Senate passed a […]