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WV Legislature: Senate Workforce Committee passes SB 21 – Wage Record Confidentiality

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…]

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 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…]

WV Legislature: AARP-WV discusses Direct Care Task Force efforts with Senate Workforce Committee

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…]

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