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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).

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).

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 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.

Legislative panels at odds on WV Turnpike tolls
Legislative panels at odds on WV Turnpike tolls

Two legislative committees are taking opposing positions on the question of West Virginia Turnpike tolls: Should they stay or should they go?

12,000 homes in rural WV could get broadband

Thousands of West Virginians in rural areas do without high-speed broadband Internet.

They pay through the nose for choppy satellite Internet service. They get frustrated with dial-up service. Or they forgo the Internet altogether.

But...

WV seeks to close pain clinic loopholes, track cash payments

State lawmakers are seeking to crack down on rogue pain-pill clinics by adding reporting requirements and closing loopholes the clinics use to skirt state laws.

For the first time, the pain management clinics would have to record and report...

WV lawmakers seek to ease home-school regulations
WV lawmakers seek to ease home-school regulations

For the second consecutive year, state lawmakers are seeking to ease restrictions on home-school students in West Virginia.

One bill (HB 4215) would remove the requirement that home-school students secure a GED diploma to qualify for the Promise ...

Former WV Senate clerk Holmes dies
Former WV Senate clerk Holmes dies

Darrell Holmes, known for his humor and affable manner during a 24-year tenure as Senate clerk, died Friday. He was 81.

Holmes was elected clerk in 1989 and served until his retirement in January 2013, overseeing a Senate staff of about 40 full-...

Court rules Republican to replace Hall in Senate
Court rules Republican to replace Hall in Senate

Republicans will continue to control the West Virginia Senate, after the state Supreme Court ended nearly three weeks of uncertainty, ruling that a Republican should fill the Senate seat vacated by Democrat-turned-Republican Daniel Hall.

The...

WV delegate hands out sunscreen to ridicule global warming

As the snowstorm approached, a West Virginia delegate handed out sunscreen to his colleagues in an attempt to ridicule global warming.

Democratic Delegate Rupie Phillips passed around the bottles of sunscreen Thursday.

The lawmaker from...

Alternate PEIA plan approved, if Legislature approves tobacco tax

State and public school employees with health insurance through the Public Employees Insurance Agency could be trading $120 million in severe benefits cuts for about $14 million in higher premiums next year, under a plan adopted Thursday....

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