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Lawmakers told state missing out on online tax revenue

West Virginia receives about $4.7 million a year in tax payments from out-of-state retailers who voluntarily participate in a sales tax agreement among states, but loses an estimated $103 million a year on online sales to state residents where no...

Lawmakers told state missing out on online tax revenue

West Virginia receives about $4.7 million a year in tax payments from out-of-state retailers who voluntarily participate in a sales tax agreement among states, but loses an estimated $103 million a year on online sales to state residents where no...

Conference focuses on planning for 2016 elections in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Local elections officials across West Virginia will discuss planning for the 2016 elections at a conference in Charleston.

The two-day conference begins Monday at Embassy Suites. Secretary of State Natalie Tennant ...

Charleston religious leaders debate Iran deal

A large group of people met under the vaulted ceilings of the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Charleston Sunday afternoon to listen to a debate about the recently-completed Iran nuclear deal.

As the gathering listened, the Rev. Jim Lewis...

Statehouse Beat: Capitol security measures considered

One of the charming things about the state Capitol is its accessibility. This time of year, I frequently run into tourists asking for directions to the visitor’s entrance, and they always seemed surprised when they learn they can use any door...

Governor doesn’t have a timeline for filling Public Service Commission seat
Governor doesn’t have a timeline for filling Public Service Commission seat

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has no plan to appoint a third member to the West Virginia Public Service Commission, even though several people have expressed interest in the position or recommended others they believe would fit the post....

Statehouse Beat: Prevailing wage claims still don’t hold up

Evidence continues to grow that the claim, “without prevailing wage, you could build five schools for the price of three” is hokum on the level of “you’ll never find a better deal anywhere.”

The latest evidence ...

Prevailing wage rules filed

WorkForce West Virginia filed emergency rules Friday needed to put the state’s new prevailing wage rates into effect in September.

The rules filed Friday clarify that wage rates will be set using seven regions, conforming with WorkForce...

Alyce Faye Bragg: What a blessing that life begins at 80

“Life begins at 80”

— Author Unknown

We oldsters surely get away with a lot just because we’ve managed to keep breathing longer than most folks. I will celebrate my 80th birthday tomorrow, and I’ve got it ...

Poll: Justice holds narrow lead over Cole in WV governor race

With the election of West Virginia’s next governor more than a year away, billionaire businessman Jim Justice holds a narrow lead over state Senate President Bill Cole, according to a new poll of West Virginia voters released Thursday....

Gainer acknowledges ‘growing pains’ in state pay shift

State Auditor Glen Gainer said Thursday he recognizes there are “growing pains” in changing state employees from semi-monthly to biweekly pay periods, including the perception that employees are receiving less pay in the 2015 calendar...

Lottery Commission to continue anti-‘casino night’ campaign

For now, the Lottery Commission will rely on public education and awareness campaigns to crack down on charities’ “casino night” fundraisers that technically are illegal under state law.

“We’re going to...

W.Va. lawmakers propose inspector general office to root out corruption
W.Va. lawmakers propose inspector general office to root out corruption

West Virginia lawmakers are looking at setting up an inspector general’s office that would investigate government waste, fraud and corruption throughout the state.

Thirteen states and the District of Columbia have a “state...

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