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Campaign contribution hike among bills passed on 50th day

Legislators reached the milestone 50th day of the 2015 regular session with a flurry of more than 50 bills on the House and Senate calendars on “crossover day,” the last day this session for the House and Senate to pass bills originating...

Campaign contribution hike among bills passed on 50th day

Legislators reached the milestone 50th day of the 2015 regular session with a flurry of more than 50 bills on the House and Senate calendars on “crossover day,” the last day this session for the House and Senate to pass bills originating ...

W.Va. House overrides abortion ban veto

With no debate and little fanfare, the West Virginia House of Delegates took the first step Wednesday morning toward the first override of a governor’s veto in nearly 28 years.

The House voted 77-16 to override ...

Justices divided over ACA subsidies

WASHINGTON — Sharply divided along familiar lines, the U.S. Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Obama’s health overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the tax subsidies that...

Attempts to revive medical marijuana bill unsuccessful

An attempt to revive a medical marijuana bill was unsuccessful in the House of Delegates on Tuesday evening.

The bill would have established a state-regulated system of medical marijuana cultivation facilities and dispensaries to provide medical ...

W.Va. push to drug test welfare recipients dead in Legislature

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A push to drug test some welfare recipients is dead in the West Virginia Legislature.

On Wednesday, Republican bill sponsor Del. Patrick Lane confirmed the bill was done for the session.

The Republican-led House...

‘Cookie Lobbyist’ tries sweet-tooth approach to sway W.Va. legislators
‘Cookie Lobbyist’ tries sweet-tooth approach to sway W.Va. legislators

Lori Jo Magana is a citizen lobbyist with a sweet touch.

A literally sweet touch.

For more than a year, the Charleston woman has been lobbying West Virginia state legislators with blue-frosted cookies in the shape of water droplets,...

House prepares to override abortion bill veto
House prepares to override abortion bill veto

As expected, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on Tuesday vetoed a bill banning late-term abortions in West Virginia, citing constitutional concerns, an action that sets the stage for the first legislative override of a gubernatorial veto in nearly 28 years....

Common Core bill would give state more time for new standards

State education officials would have another school year to replace Common Core standards with new standards, under a bill passed by a three-person Senate Education subcommittee Tuesday morning.

The previous version of the bill (HB2934), which...

Government likely to finish year in the red

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Revenue collections remained stagnant in February, all but assuring the state of West Virginia will finish the 2014-15 budget year June 30 with a shortfall of $60 million to $80 million, Department of Revenue officials said...

Mayoral candidate wants Charleston revival
Mayoral candidate wants Charleston revival

Republican mayoral candidate Joshua Scott wants Charleston to be a bustling city.

The 33-year-old Fayette County native said Charleston’s present feels less lively than its past.

“Charleston was always so bright and big....

Lawmakers at odds over campaign finance overhaul

West Virginia lawmakers are wrestling over a bill that would significantly raise campaign contribution limits and allow corporations to funnel money directly to candidates for the first time.

Senate Republicans laud the bill (SB541), saying...

Ward 7 candidates see diverse needs
Ward 7 candidates see diverse needs

Charleston’s City Council race Ward 7 is packed with candidates in both the Democratic and Republican primary races.

Democrat Archie Chestnut, a former city councilman, said Ward 7 is diverse and has diverse problems and needs....

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