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CHARLESTON – The State Election Commission appeared to finalize plans to propose legislation that would make permanent the public financing pilot program used by now-Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry during his 2012 campaign. The commission met Feb. 13 to discuss … Read More
CHARLESTON – Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse has released a survey about what West Virginians think about the state’s legal climate. The survey was completed by Mark Blankenship Enterprises and questioned more than 600 registered voters in West Virginia about the … Read More
CHARLESTON – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has appointed an Eastern Panhandle judge to the state Senate. On Jan. 23, Tomblin appointed Judge Donald Cookman to the 15th Senatorial District to fill a vacancy created when Walt Helmick left his spot … Read More
CHARLESTON – House Speaker Rick Thompson has appointed personal injury attorney Tim Manchin to vice chair of the Judiciary Committee. On Jan. 22, Thompson announced his committee assignments, including Del. Tim Manchin’s new job on the committee. Manchin, of the … Read More
CHARLESTON – Before being publically sworn during the Inaugural ceremonies on Jan. 14, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin was sworn in at midnight to ensure that there was no gap between when his term ended and his first official full … Read More
CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has denied a petition that sought to challenge the firing of state Superintendent Jorea Marple. The petition was filed on behalf of the parents of a special needs child and said the Board of … Read More
CHARLESTON – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin appointed Robert “Rocky” J. Fitzsimmons to fulfill the vacancy in the First District of the West Virginia Senate for the remainder of former Sen. Orphy Klempa’s term. Klempa resigned earlier in December to serve … Read More
CHARLESTON – House Speaker Rick Thompson is encouraged by the progress made this week on two key efforts that will affect all West Virginians. The two key efforts are the Justice Center study on the state criminal justice system and … Read More
CHARLESTON – A day after firing Superintendent Jorea Marple for a second time, the state Board of Education on Nov. 30 filed a response to the lawsuit filed against it over the first firing. Mountain State Justice filed a lawsuit … Read More
CHARLESTON –Secretary of State Natalie Tennant said Monday that early voting will continue despite winds, rain and snow from Hurricane Sandy hitting West Virginia. Still, Tennant urged caution. “If you don’t have to go out, stay inside and make sure … Read More
WINFIELD – Less than a month before November’s general election, the state treasurer again has accused 10 insurance companies of failing to comply with the state’s Uniform Unclaimed Property Act. American General, Genworth Life and Annuity, Guardian Life, Erie Family … Read More
CHARLESTON – Through a lawsuit, two state Department of Health and Human Resources attorneys are speaking out about why their employment was placed on hiatus three months ago. In separate lawsuits filed Oct. 9 in Kanawha Circuit Court, Jennifer N. … Read More
CHARLESTON — For the fifth consecutive year, West Virginia’s lawsuit climate has been ranked worst in the nation.
CHARLESTON – Two of the state Department of Health and Human Resources’ top lawyers might be suing the agency, according to a report earlier this week. Read More
CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Capitol is one of the most recognizable buildings in the state, but a new book brings together for the first time much information that will surprise many West Virginians.