An already unpredictable and sizable cost for county taxpayers in West Virginia is about to take up even more of county budgets.
A new West Virginia law is prohibiting an 11-year-old girl in Bridgeport from trying out for her school’s cross-country team solely because she is transgender, according to a lawsuit filed by her mother Wednesday.
Despite speculation earlier this month about a possible special session to allocate more than $500 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds, there’s no indication from West Virginia’s legislative or executive leaders that a session is imminent.
A phalanx of West Virginia labor groups, including the AFL-CIO umbrella union group, the state’s three major school worker unions and the Fraternal Order of Police, are suing to stop a threat to their funding.
Before Gov. Jim Justice put his signature on four bills last month, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey began preparing for lawsuits he expects will be filed against the state challenging the legislation.
After serving almost seven years in the West Virginia House of Delegates as a Democrat, Delegate Mick Bates has changed his party affiliation to Republican.
West Virginia officials are seeking $11.3 million in federal assistance for damage sustained during a series of winter storms followed by flooding in February and March of this year.
State officials estimate they’ll largely meet their goal of completing construction on homes for people displaced by the June 2016 flood, they told a legislative committee Monday.
The dust has finally settled on West Virginia’s 2021 regular legislative session.
Gov. Jim Justice has signed into law bills designed to help the coal, oil and gas industries while letting a solar-friendly bill become law without his signature.
While state attorneys review it, Gov. Jim Justice on Monday said he would “proudly” sign a bill that would prevent transgender girls from participating in public school-sanctioned sports in West Virginia.
People working for LGBTQ+ equality in West Virginia are holding on to hope that Gov. Jim Justice will veto a bill that prevents transgender girls and women from participating in public school-sponsored sports in the Mountain State.
During the 2021 regular session, West Virginia legislators passed more than a half-dozen bills restricting the ability of municipalities to pass ordinances, including a bill that, as passed in its final version, will prohibit cities from restricting use of plastic bags, straws and utensils b…
United Mine Workers of America representative Chad Francis paused in his testimony before the West Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee to hear senators sing coal’s praises.
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has signed a bill that more than 300 health care professionals urged him to veto.
West Virginians who already filed their taxes still can make use of a federal tax break through the American Rescue Plan Act.
With the demise of legislation that would have made it a crime to remove or relocate Confederate statuary from public places, proponents of moving a Stonewall Jackson statue and bust from prominent locations at the state Capitol Complex are recommitting their efforts.
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.