After nearly nine months of debate that started before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, West Virginia lawmakers passed a law Tuesday severely limiting access to abortions in the state.
Manufacturing is returning to a piece of property in Jackson County that has been dormant since at least 2015.
West Virginia’s fourth legislative special session of the year came and went in orderly and bipartisan fashion Monday at the Capitol, as lawmakers adopted bills establishing a program allowing new businesses to sell renewable energy they generate and appropriated $150 million to ongoing road…
The West Virginia House of Delegates is reconvening next week for purely administrative purposes, Speaker Roger Hanshaw said Tuesday.
The tax-based rift between Gov. Jim Justice and the West Virginia Senate remains as wide as ever, as evidenced by another call from Justice for senators to consider his personal income tax plan.
Sen. Patricia Rucker, a prominent advocate for charter schools and public school alternatives such as homeschooling, announced Wednesday she is challenging West Virginia Senate President Craig Blair for his position.
A Greenbrier County woman says West Virginia Senate leaders and state Capitol staff violated her First Amendment rights when they threatened to arrest her last month for recording the Senate’s debate on a bill that would have restricted abortion access in the Mountain State.
Political and government officials this week filled legislative vacancies created by the resignations of two Kanawha County delegates.
The chairman of the West Virginia Legislature’s Joint Energy Committee wants Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., to explain his support of the Inflation Reduction Act to lawmakers.
The West Virginia School Building Authority won’t distribute its usual major school construction and renovation grants this December, after the agency’s outgoing executive director forecast soaring costs to fund previously promised projects.
In June, West Virginia’s schools superintendent told the state Schools for the Deaf and the Blind alumni the rumor.
Frustrated with the Legislature’s inability to pass laws restricting abortions, a Republican member of the West Virginia House of Delegates announced he plans to challenge Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, for the chamber’s top leadership position next year.
Boosted by severance tax collection, the state of West Virginia exceeded revenue expectations for the first month of the new fiscal year.
West Virginia lawmakers were presented with data during their latest legislative session showing how much greater reliance on coal is in the state than other states in the regional electric grid.
So little was the West Virginia Senate’s support for Gov. Jim Justice’s personal income tax plan that senators didn’t even take up his bill Friday afternoon.
Members of the West Virginia House of Delegates determined they could stray from Gov. Jim Justice’s income tax proposal, but ultimately kept the governor’s plan intact Thursday afternoon.
The West Virginia House of Delegates is set to vote on Gov. Jim Justice’s personal income tax bill Thursday. The House advanced House Bill 301, with seven amendments from Democrats pending, Wednesday afternoon.
Gov. Jim Justice’s personal income tax plan isn’t dead, in the legislative sense, but its existence showed minimal signs of life Tuesday.
The West Virginia Legislature’s work on Gov. Jim Justice’s personal income tax reduction stalled out Monday afternoon after Justice called an audible on a special legislative session.
A West Virginia state senator interrupted a legislative meeting Sunday to raise concern about a teacher who is a “cross-dresser” supposedly teaching in the district he represents.
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is moving forward with his goal to reduce the state’s personal income tax rate and has limited legislators’ ability to consider any other plan than exactly the one he proposed.
Gov. Jim Justice plans to call a special session this month to have legislators consider another proposal to reduce West Virginia’s personal income tax.
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are linked to cancers and widespread, showing up in our clothes, our food and our blood. But even though the industrial chemicals known as PFAS have left a toxic legacy in West Virginia that goes back generations, state regulators are only just beginning t…
West Virginia lawmakers got lessons on a key asset to power grids poised to shape the future of energy in and out of the Mountain State Monday.
As the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic continued to unfold, West Virginia lawmakers entertained a slew of potential laws that could have drastically changed the state’s health care market and policies. Some failed early, like the attempt to completely overturn the state’s certificate of…
The West Virginia Legislature has passed a bill that would authorize the state Division of Natural Resources to enter into third-party contracts in support of new recreational facilities at all state forests and all but one state park.
The West Virginia House of Delegates advanced a $4.6 billion budget bill to the governor’s desk on Saturday in a 90-9 vote.
At least two measures that turned into points of contention during West Virginia’s 2022 Regular Legislative Session died Saturday, the last night of this year’s session.
Russia’s war on Ukraine has pushed the United States and its allies in Europe toward an energy crossroads.
The West Virginia House of Delegates and Senate signed off on each other’s minor changes to energy and environment bills on the final day of the 2022 legislative session, sending those bills to Gov. Jim Justice for him to consider signing into law.
The West Virginia Legislature finished passing Saturday a bill that would require public school administrators to review at least 15 minutes of footage from each special education classroom at least every 90 days.
The West Virginia Legislature finished passing Friday night legislation that would weaken a driving-related incentive for high schoolers to stay in school and complete course work.
After a 75-minute floor debate, the West Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill Friday that would set up a mining mutual insurance company with $50 million in taxpayer money to provide alternative bonding for coal mine operators.
The West Virginia House of Delegates passed Friday evening a pared-down version of legislation that focuses on the “critical race theory” controversy, for which there has been a lack of local examples provided by the Republicans pushing the bill.
On the penultimate day of the regular legislative session, the West Virginia Senate began moving the bill that would allow county commissioners, county officials, county school system leaders, principals and teachers to have financial interests in goods or supplies contracts they may influen…
The West Virginia House of Delegates has passed a bill that would restrict state banking contracts with financial institutions that divest from fossil fuel energy companies.
The West Virginia Legislature is one vote away from adopting a bill that would require family court judges to equally split physical custody of children at the onset of custody proceedings.
Republicans in the West Virginia House of Delegates moved the bill making significant changes to the state’s unemployment system to the inactive calendar Friday morning.
The Legislature on Friday finished work on two bills that will affect county governments throughout West Virginia.
The West Virginia Senate has passed a bill that would set up a state regulatory program for geothermal energy.
A bill designed to more properly value oil and gas wells for property tax assessments is headed to the governor’s desk.
The West Virginia House of Delegates rejected a bill Friday that would have put public employees who filed and then lost official grievances at risk of paying up to $1,000 if the administrative law judge hearing the grievance found it “lacked any basis in fact or law.”
The West Virginia Senate has advanced to the governor a bill that would increase fees associated with surface coal mine permits to boost funding for surface mining regulators.
The West Virginia Senate has advanced a bill designed to increase funding for state air quality regulators to the governor.
Before this regular legislation session began, before West Virginia lawmakers fought over bills on the “critical race theory” controversy and numerous other issues, House Speaker Roger Hanshaw emphasized a particular education bill he wanted.
A bill that would have allowed the state’s established casinos to offer satellite locations within their county of operation appears dead, dashing the hopes of a Kanawha County senator who sought to give downtown Charleston a shot in the arm.
The West Virginia House of Delegates on Thursday barely approved, on a 49-47 vote, removing from a bill a cap on the maximum number of children allowed in each “learning pod” or “microschool.”
After the West Virginia Legislature’s signature foster care bill was thrown off course Wednesday night, the bill’s main provision was resurrected Thursday when the governor clarified that pay raises Senate Finance Chairman Eric Tarr stripped from the bill could instead be implemented within …