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Beckley lawyer to receive public financing in Supreme Court race

State Election Commissioners Friday certified that Beckley lawyer and former legislator Bill Wooton has qualified for public campaign financing for the 2016 state Supreme Court race — over objections from challenger Beth Walker.

Amendments could alter WV concealed-carry bill
Amendments could alter WV concealed-carry bill

West Virginia House of Delegates members will take up at least five amendments Monday intended to temper a bill that would allow adults over 21 to carry concealed firearms without a state permit, background check or gun safety training (HB 4145).

Beckley lawyer to receive public financing in Supreme Court race

State Election Commissioners Friday certified that Beckley lawyer and former legislator Bill Wooton has qualified for public campaign financing for the 2016 state Supreme Court race — over objections from challenger Beth Walker.

WV Senate OKs raw milk bill after veto last year
WV Senate OKs raw milk bill after veto last year

After a veto last year, the push to let West Virginians drink raw milk through animal-sharing agreements is regaining steam.

Right-to-work bill heads to Tomblin

A bill that would make West Virginia the 26th right-to-work state is headed to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin after the state Senate approved minor changes made by the House.

Harrison commissioner, former lawmaker dies
Harrison commissioner, former lawmaker dies

CLARKSBURG -- A former state legislator and current Harrison County commissioner died Wednesday, less than two weeks after suffering a heart attack while shoveling snow.

WV House leaders sponsoring Common Core repeal bill

State lawmakers who’ve previously pushed for repealing West Virginia’s math and English language arts K-12 education standards have filed another bill to do so, this one with House Education Committee Chairman Paul Espinosa and House...

WV Dept. of Education and Arts officials dispute budget waste study

West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts representatives took umbrage Thursday over a recent report that declared state funding for the arts is wasteful.

WV House passes right-to-work, sends bill back to Senate
WV House passes right-to-work, sends bill back to Senate

West Virginia is ever-so-close to becoming the 26th state to pass a right-to-work law, allowing employees in unionized workplaces to opt out of paying union fees and potentially striking a major ...

WV’s prevailing wage repeal goes to Tomblin
WV’s prevailing wage repeal goes to Tomblin

A repeal of West Virginia's 81-year-old Prevailing Wage Act is headed to the governor, after passing the Senate Thursday on a party-line 18-16 vote.

Re-tooled ‘religious freedom’ bill passes through committee

The same day a pro-business coalition was announced to oppose a bill that claims to “restore” religious freedom in West Virginia, the House Judiciary Committee approved the bill.

WV House committee bans photography, video by public
WV House committee bans photography, video by public

In the middle of Wednesday morning’s meeting of the House Judiciary Committee, Delegate John Shott, the chairman, made an announcement.

Election panel reviews public financing complaints in Supreme Court campaign

State Election Commission members spent all day Wednesday reviewing 155 challenges of contributions to Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin’s re-election campaign — objections that could disqualify him from participating in public...

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