By Autumn Shelton, West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Senate Workforce Committee, on Friday, passed Senate Bill 21 — which requiring certain documents that contain wage records be considered confidential — to the full Senate for a vote. Prior to a vote, the committee heard from West Virginia[Read More…]
WV Dental Association supports HB 2604 and SB 290 From the West Virginia Dental Association It doesn’t take much to see how poorly dental insurers are serving people under the current system. More than half of Americans delay getting medical care — or avoid it altogether — because of burdensome[Read More…]
At the WV Legislature: House Veterans Affairs hears plans to serve veterans, attract more to the state
By Autumn Shelton, West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature’s House Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee, on Wednesday, heard a list of proposals that, if considered for legislation, may help take better care of the state’s veterans and get them to return back home to[Read More…]
WV Press News Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Late this afternoon, upon the sudden onset of symptoms, Gov. Jim Justice immediately sought a COVID-19 test, and it came back positive. The Governor, who is fully vaccinated and boosted, is experiencing mild symptoms and is isolating at home. He is being treated by several[Read More…]
WV Press Photos CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The ACLU of West Virginia had organizations in the Senate Rotunda on Tuesday.
WV Press Photos CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Girl Scout Troop 10407 of Teays Valley visited the State Capitol on Tuesday during Black Diamond Girl Scout Day.
WV Legislature: Senate Finance Committee hears budget presentations from Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Auditor
By Matt Young, West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Senate Finance Committee, on Monday, heard budget presentations from the offices of the Attorney General, Secretary of State, and State Auditor for the upcoming fiscal year. First to present was Attorney General Patrick Morrissey, who began by[Read More…]
WV Legislature: Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee passes leashed hunting dog bill – SB 200
By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Hunters may be able to use leashed dogs to track mortally wounded turkey and wild boar if Senate Bill (SB) 200 becomes state code. On Monday, members of the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee passed an amended version of SB[Read More…]
By Matt Young, West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Senate’s Workforce Committee, on Friday, heard testimony from W.Va. AARP President Jane Marks regarding the efforts of the state’s Direct Care Taskforce to combat the current staffing crisis. “I always say that AARP believes in data,” Marks[Read More…]
WV Legislature: Senate Judiciary tables DNA analysis requirement bill – SB 53 – on question of constitutionality
By Autumn Shelton, West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A bill that would require certain individuals to submit to a DNA analysis upon arrest has once again been introduced in the West Virginia Senate. Senate Bill (SB) 53, introduced on the first day of the legislative session, was discussed[Read More…]