Even as they wrapped up work on criminal justice reform legislation Saturday, West Virginia lawmakers acknowledged there likely still was more work to do to balance the scales of justice in the Mountain State.
Putting together the puzzle of the 2020-21 state budget bill got easier Saturday, when Gov. Jim Justice earlier submitted adjustments to his original budget proposal — revisions that freed up $20.5 million that was to have gone to help fund state pension plans for teachers and public employees.
As lawmakers put the finishing touches on the regular legislative session Saturday night, this election year proved to be a big one for religion-in-public-schools bills. The most notable one would put in law that Bible classes are allowed in public schools.
Preston County grandmother Lora Jones is raising seven teenage boys on $462 a month, which barely covers two weeks of groceries.
The West Virginia House of Delegates put a proposed intermediate court of appeals to rest Friday afternoon with no chance of reviving it with one day left in the legislative session.
The West Virginia House of Delegates was poised on Thursday to either keep alive a bill that would establish an intermediate court of appeals or keep the Mountain State’s judicial system as-is.
The West Virginia House of Delegates passed 91-9 Thursday the bill that could exempt more West Virginia public four-year colleges from state oversight of their spending on things like multimillion-dollar buildings and new academic programs.
With this year’s regular legislative session ending Saturday night, the West Virginia Senate hasn’t advanced House Bill 4497, which would require automated external defibrillators (AEDs) at practices and games for the vast majority of sports.
A bill to create a new investment fund that would allow West Virginia to partner with private, corporate or international investors for major multi-million economic development projects effectively passed the Legislature on Thursday.
Gov. Jim Justice may fly in the state plane from his home in Lewisburg to destinations other than Charleston to participate in official business, and while in those locations, may take part in campaign activities before making the return flight home, the West Virginia Ethics Commission deter…
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday revived two bills that are meant to reduce the state’s jail and prison populations.
After more than four hours of debate — including the rejection of more than a dozen amendments to increase spending for various programs — the West Virginia House of Delegates passed its version of the budget bill on a 95-5 vote Wednesday, setting up a showdown with the Senate over spending …
A bill that could exempt more West Virginia public four-year colleges from state oversight of their spending likely would free Fairmont State, Shepherd and West Liberty universities from that supervision immediately.
The House of Delegates on Tuesday passed a bill that detractors say will deter people from reporting police misconduct.
West Virginia took another step toward a small embrace of diversified energy portfolios Tuesday as the House of Delegates passed a bill giving power companies incentive to set up limited solar power facilities.
Lawmakers vowed at the end of the 2019 session to return in 2020 with another round of foster care system reform legislation, and with only a few days left before the session ends Saturday, only some of those promised bills have reached the finish line.
Members of the House Finance Committee couldn’t pin down an exact cost for a potential intermediate appeals court as the committee advanced a bill that would create the court Monday evening.
With less than a week left in this year’s regular legislative session, the West Virginia Senate has pushed a Bible classes bill closer to passage while sending a weakened “Tim Tebow” bill to the governor for his signature or veto.
Following 17-year-old Alex Miller’s September death at a high school football game, the West Virginia Legislature may pass a bill requiring automated external defibrillators (AEDs) at practices and games for the vast majority of sports.
With amendments approved Saturday to fully fund a program that provides in-home and community-based care for the developmentally disabled, and to provide $2 million for a rapid state emergency response to the spread of the coronavirus, the Senate approved its version of a $4.571 billion 2020…
The House Judiciary Committee on Friday approved a proposal for an intermediate court of appeals in West Virginia, overcoming more than five hours of pointed questioning and sometimes hot-blooded debate throughout the course of the day.