CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The U.S. Senate confirmed Gayle Manchin, an educator and former West Virginia official married to Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, to be the co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission.
Personal income in West Virginia grew by 4.89% in 2020, the largest rate of growth in 20 years, but growth that was fueled entirely by a surge in federal government transfer payments — stimulus checks, enhanced unemployment benefits and other pandemic relief, a new analysis from Pew Charitab…
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.
With a population loss of 3.2% over the past decade — the highest of any state in the nation — U.S. Census officials confirmed Monday what most had expected: West Virginia will lose a seat in the House of Representatives in the 2022 election.
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.
They’re in our clothes, our food and our blood. We made them virtually indestructible, but there’s evidence that they can destroy us.
WASHINGTON — A group of Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled a public works proposal with a much smaller price tag and a narrower definition of infrastructure than what President Joe Biden has proposed, highlighting the stark differences between the two sides that will be difficult to bri…
The West Virginia Supreme Court ruled against a group of state employees who had claimed the transition to a bi-weekly payment schedule had resulted in them and others losing about five days’ worth of pay in 2017.
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., will support a measure that would block state right-to-work laws, including the one in West Virginia.
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.
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.
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.
One year and 22 days after Gov. Jim Justice declared a state of emergency in West Virginia, the House of Delegates adopted a resolution that would put an end to some executive orders Justice has issued since March 2020.
The West Virginia Legislature passed a bill Tuesday that could mean fewer public school workers, such as speech-language pathologists, get a raise.
With five days left in the 2021 regular session, Gov. Jim Justice unveiled Monday what he called a gentler version of his plan to sharply cut state personal income taxes, making up some of the revenue loss with a variety of tax hikes, including on sales taxes.
LOGAN — Officials from towns and cities across several counties packed into Logan City Hall Monday morning for a conference with West Virginia State Auditor J.B. McCuskey and representatives from U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin’s office regarding funding from the new federal coronavirus relief package.
Two groups of lawmakers sent from both of West Virginia’s legislative bodies weren’t able to reach an agreement Friday morning on how to address a governor’s authority during states of emergency.
The West Virginia Senate Education Committee advanced Thursday night a bill banning transgender middle school and high school students from playing on sports teams matching their gender identity.
A temporary COVID-19 protocol for the 2021 West Virginia Legislative Session will carry over at least into 2022, and some lawmakers said Friday the measure could stifle their voices and those of their constituents.
The West Virginia Legislature is on track to, early next week, pass a bill that may mean fewer public school workers getting a raise.
Gov. Jim Justice appointed to the West Virginia Board of Education in November an educator who still leads a center that’s largely funded by the major agency that the board oversees: the state Department of Education.
The West Virginia Senate has passed a bill addressing the governor’s authority during states of emergency or preparedness.
Legislation to phase out West Virginia’s personal income tax in annual multiples of at least $150 million passed the House of Delegates on a 77-23 vote Monday.