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‘Bill of goods’ doomed WV gaming bills, advocates say
‘Bill of goods’ doomed WV gaming bills, advocates say

Misinformation and misunderstanding doomed several bills dealing with West Virginia’s gaming industry — including legislation to end state subsidies for greyhound racing at racetrack casinos, advocates said Thursday.

WV Legislature punts spending bill into spring
WV Legislature punts spending bill into spring

With no resolution to the budget impasse — and with new revenue estimates showing that West Virginia’s 2016-17 budget shortfall will be $92.4 million larger than projected in January — legislators called it quits Tuesday, pending...

Work continues on state budget after meeting with Tomblin
Work continues on state budget after meeting with Tomblin

House and Senate budget conferees may have a better idea of their next step toward completing the 2016-17 state budget this morning, following an afternoon meeting of legislative leaders with Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Monday.

WV House passes budget plan
WV House passes budget plan

After nearly three hours of debate Friday, the West Virginia House of Delegates passed its version of the state budget, 61-38, setting the stage for a contentious House-Senate budget conference and the prospect that legislators could be called back in ...

WV Legislature sees big changes, but still no budget
WV Legislature sees big changes, but still no budget

We got a right-to-work law. We lost the state prevailing wage.

WV Senate dumps Smarter Balanced, but OKs science standards

The West Virginia Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would ditch the existing end-of-year statewide standardized test but no longer block the upcoming new science education standards nor force the state Board of Education to change any standards....

Drug court program, graduates to be honored at Capitol

It’s a lot easier to go to jail than participate in adult drug court, LaKeisha Barron-Brown, a probation officer in Putnam County, said she often hears.

Tomblin vetoes abortion ban; WV lawmakers plan override
Tomblin vetoes abortion ban; WV lawmakers plan override

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed legislation Wednesday that would outlaw the most common procedure for second-trimester abortions.

Senate committee passes voter ID bill, with many changes
Senate committee passes voter ID bill, with many changes

The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill requiring voters to show an ID at the polls, but amended the bill to include many more kinds of identification than had been included by the House of Delegates.

Welfare drug-testing bill heads toward final passage

A bill that mandates drug testing for welfare recipients in West Virginia is up for a final passage vote today, after the House of Delegates rejected Democratic proposals to change the legislation.

WV Senate passes spending bill that includes House rejects

Senate Finance Committee members Tuesday passed the Senate's version of the 2016-17 West Virginia budget that would take no money out of the state's Rainy Day reserve funds to balance the budget.

Tomblin bill regulating Suboxone clinics advances toward passage

Suboxone clinics would, for the first time, be regulated by the state, under a bill requested by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and headed toward final passage in the West Virginia House of Delegates.

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