West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice reiterated Wednesday that he doesn’t plan to veto a bill banning transgender middle school, high school and college girls and women from playing on women’s sports teams — even though he conceded it could lead the NCAA to “penalize us.”
There was no shortage of bills that received close consideration in committee meetings throughout the West Virginia state legislative session that ended at the stroke of midnight Sunday that would have supplied much-needed funding boosts to the state Department of Environmental Protection.
The West Virginia Legislature completed its annual 60-day legislative session Saturday without any outbreaks of COVID-19, despite some lawmakers flouting rules set in the Senate and the House of Delegates requiring them to wear face coverings at all times.
In this year’s legislative session, Republican leaders used the first double-chamber GOP supermajority in 90 years to finally pass priorities that had eluded them.
CHARLESTON — Several health-related bills came down to the wire on the final day of the regular 2021 West Virginia legislative session.
In a partially closed state Capitol building in the middle of a pandemic, the West Virginia Legislature completed work on its 60-day regular session last weekend.
Community advocates and the United Mine Workers union are questioning why the West Virginia Legislature killed an amendment on the last day of the 2021 legislative session Saturday night that would have set up a comeback plan for the many communities throughout the state devastated by coal m…
Even with a new Republican supermajority, the West Virginia Legislature passed fewer bills during its 2021 regular session than it did in either of the previous two years, including 21% fewer than in 2020.
The full West Virginia Senate, by the time the regular legislative session ended Saturday night, never took action on a proposed constitutional amendment that would have let lawmakers amend and reject state Board of Education policies.
The West Virginia Legislature passed a bill on the last day of the regular legislative session Saturday designed to help the coal industry while rejecting an amendment designed to help communities devastated by the industry’s decline.
The enthusiasm West Virginia lawmakers had for this year’s broadband bill on Day 1 of the legislative session turned into strife with industry lobbyists by Saturday, the last day of the session.
For a fourth straight year, the Legislature passed the state budget bill before the end of the 60-day regular session, but not without heated debate on the Senate floor over whether the $4.495 billion general revenue budget effectively cuts the base funding for West Virginia University and M…
The West Virginia Legislature passed a bill designed to encourage retail customer investment in solar energy by exempting solar power purchase agreements from the state Public Service Commission’s jurisdiction.
The West Virginia Senate on Saturday confirmed all 257 of Gov. Jim Justice’s recently requested appointments to various boards.
The West Virginia Legislature passed a bill Friday night banning transgender middle school, high school and college girls and women from playing on women’s sports teams.
Gov. Jim Justice on Friday signed into law a bill establishing an intermediate court of appeals, putting end to a legislative effort that’s been underway since before Justice was governor.
The West Virginia House of Delegates approved a bill Friday crafted to keep the state’s coal-fired power plants operating through the end of their planned lifespans, but not before adding a provision aimed at helping communities where plants have already closed.
The James “Tiger” Morton Catastrophic Illness Commission is supposed to help people who’ve been denied Medicaid coverage pay for lifesaving medical treatment.
All 100 members of the West Virginia House of Delegates, in a major and perhaps unprecedented rebuke to Gov. Jim Justice, voted unanimously Friday afternoon to reject the Senate’s version of a tax cut proposal endorsed by the governor.
The West Virginia House of Delegates has approved a Senate resolution expressing support for a pipeline project that died nine months ago.
The West Virginia Senate approved a bill Thursday designed to encourage retail customer investment in solar energy by exempting solar power purchase agreements from the state Public Service Commission’s jurisdiction.
On day 58 of the 60-day regular legislative session, the fate of a West Virginia income tax cut/sales tax hike proposal, and what final form the 2021-22 budget will take, remains unclear, after the Senate passed new versions of both in a contentious Wednesday night session.
The West Virginia Senate adopted a bill Thursday that sets up a potential rewriting of the state’s criminal code in 2022.
The West Virginia Senate passed a bill Thursday banning transgender middle school, high school and college girls and women from playing on women’s sports teams.