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Statehouse Beat: Counting down top Statehouse stories, part one

Counting down the top Statehouse stories of 2014, from one writer’s perspective:

10. Lottery Commission cracks down on “faux fraternals.” After spending nearly a year investigating complaints that Limited Video Lottery...

Alyce Faye Bragg column: Dec. 27, 2014

Alyce Faye Bragg’s column will return.

Statehouse Beat: Counting down top Statehouse stories, part one

Counting down the top Statehouse stories of 2014, from one writer’s perspective:

10. Lottery Commission cracks down on “faux fraternals.” After spending nearly a year investigating complaints that Limited Video Lottery...

Fayette Dems want West Virginia party chairman to step down

OAK HILL, W.Va. – Fayette County Democrats want state Democratic Party Chairman Larry Puccio to resign.

After a rough election for Democrats in West Virginia and nationwide, the Fayette County Democratic Executive Committee has passed a...

Attorney nominated to run in at-large council race

Jack Hoblitzell was nominated Wednesday to run for an at-large City Council seat in Charleston’s upcoming primary election.

The city’s Republican Executive Committee nomination makes for three GOP candidates in the race. Eight...

Workman to serve as Supreme Court’s next chief justice
Workman to serve as Supreme Court’s next chief justice

The first woman elected to statewide office in West Virginia will serve as chief justice of the state’s highest court in 2015.

Margaret Workman was unanimously chosen by justices to serve as chief justice at their last administrative...

Appeals court strikes down North Carolina abortion law

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A North Carolina law requiring abortion providers to show and describe an ultrasound to the pregnant woman is “ideological in intent” and violates doctors’ free-speech rights, a federal appeals court...

Democratic group spent $446k on statehouse elections

The Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Democratic group chipped in almost $446,000 to sway West Virginia’s statehouse elections this cycle, adding to the flurry of party organizations, coal interests, executives, casinos and...

Statehouse Beat: Looking over House financial disclosures

A couple of weeks ago, I looked at financial disclosures for the incoming state Senate leadership, and am finally getting around to looking at the new House leadership:

Incoming House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, is senior counsel for...

State-funded Snowshoe resort Internet project nets customers

In just two months, more than 1,300 customers at Snowshoe Mountain Resort have signed up for high-speed Internet and phone service through a project paid for with funds distributed by the West Virginia Legislature.

Earlier this year, the state...

McKinney resigns PSC post

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will soon be faced with filling another vacancy on the West Virginia Public Service Commission. Commissioner Jon McKinney is resigning, effective Dec. 31, the Governor’s Office confirmed Friday.

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Statehouse Beat: Lobbyists change with new Legislature

With the pending change of control of the state Legislature, it would be reasonable to think that the 300-odd lobbyists who will spend two months trying to persuade the new Legislature to pass (or defeat) particular bills would also be in for a...

Alyce Faye Bragg column; From the hills of Judea to the hills of W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The woman was little more than a girl — and tired; so tired. She swayed slightly on the back of the plodding donkey, and the older man who walked beside her reached out a steadying...

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