With a few days left to spare, the West Virginia Legislature on Thursday voted to keep a temporary flat rate for the cost of incarcerating people in the state’s regional jail system.
CHARLESTON — A split into two more niche bureaus is among changes being made to the West Virginia Bureau for Children and Families within the Department of Health and Human Resources to improve the child welfare system in the state.
West Virginia lawmakers didn’t come up with a solution Tuesday as they pressed state officials about their concerns with the impending increase in the amount of money county governments pay to incarcerate people in the state’s jails.
West Virginia lawmakers and environmental regulators risk letting the state’s mining reclamation program slip into insolvency through gaping holes in statutory and permitting oversight, according to a new state legislative audit report.
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.