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W.Va. lawmakers to take up ACA ‘kill bill’

West Virginia’s Republican-controlled Legislature has fired its first salvo against the federal Affordable Care Act.

Lawmakers plan to take up a GOP-backed bill today that would repeal a 2010 state law that set up a health insurance...

Perdue opposes account raid

State Treasurer John Perdue was critical Thursday of a Tomblin administration plan to take $15 million from his office’s Unclaimed Property account to help balance the 2015-16 state budget, saying it could cripple the division’s ability...

Puccio resigns W.Va. Democrats chairmanship to rejoin Manchin
Puccio resigns W.Va. Democrats chairmanship to rejoin Manchin

Larry Puccio, the chairman of the West Virginia Democratic Party, has resigned and will now serve as the leader of Sen. Joe Manchin’s political action committee.

Puccio, a longtime Manchin confidant, served as chief of staff while Manchin,...

W.Va. House votes 95-4 to repeal energy law

Legislation to repeal the Alternative Energy Portfolio Act is likely to be headed to the governor Friday, after the West Virginia House of Delegates passed its version of the bill (HB2001) Thursday on a 95-4 vote.

The vote followed more than an...

Bill would make it more difficult for workers to sue over injuries
Bill would make it more difficult for workers to sue over injuries

Ten Republicans in the House of Delegates have introduced a bill that would make it more difficult for workers to sue their employers over incidents for which they’re...

State’s congressional delegation responds to State of the Union

The lawmakers who comprise West Virginia’s congressional delegation all stressed the need for bipartisan compromise in responses to President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night.

The four Republicans, Sen. Shelley...

Mooney responds to the State of the Union

Rep. Alex Mooney, R-W.Va, in a response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address released late Tuesday night, criticized the president for promising to use his veto power to halt the implementation of policies such as the approval ...

W.Va. Senate votes 33-0 to repeal alternative-energy law

Members of the Republican-controlled West Virginia Legislature moved closer to fulfilling a campaign pledge Wednesday, with measures to repeal the Alternative Energy Portfolio Act advancing in both houses.

The Senate passed its version of the...

Morrisey wants to investigate Medicaid, Social Security fraud
Morrisey wants to investigate Medicaid, Social Security fraud

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey asked legislators Tuesday for authority to investigate Medicaid and Social Security disability fraud cases.

In his 2015-16 budget request to the Senate Finance Committee, Morrisey requested about $342,000 a year ...

Tomblin: W.Va. budget aided by $44m more in investment returns

The state anticipates having an extra $44 million next year from better-than-expected investment returns, which will reduce what needs to be drawn from reserves to cover a budget gap, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said Tuesday.

At a news conference, the ...

Capito to chair Legislative Branch Subcommittee of Senate Appropriations Committee

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., will serve as chair of the Legislative Branch Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Appropriations.

Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., the Appropriation Committee’s new chairman, made the announcement Monday....

West Virginia abortion ban bill filed again after veto

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Democrat has refiled a proposal banning abortions after 20 weeks gestation in West Virginia, despite its veto last year.

On Tuesday, Fayette County Del. David Perry reintroduced the bill Democratic Gov. Earl Ray...

Lawmakers offer few specifics for highway funding

Legislative leaders pledged support Tuesday for increased funding for state highways, but offered few specifics about how to reach that goal.

House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, told the annual rally of West Virginians for Better...

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