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Justice signs bill updating state Consumer Credit Protection Act

Chris Dickerson Apr. 24, 2017, 1:47pm

WASHINGTON – Gov. Jim Justice has signed a bill making key changes to the West Virginia Consumer Credit Protection Act, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is praising the move. Justice signed Senate Bill 563 into law on April 24. Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), said the law will further reduce frivolous lawsuits and improve the business climate in the state of West Virginia.

What a bunch of bulls__t

Hoppy Kercheval Apr. 18, 2017, 12:05pm

CHARLESTON – You could see what might be coming.

Budget woes limited work done on tort reform during legislative session

Chris Dickerson Apr. 14, 2017, 12:32pm

CHARLESTON – The 2017 West Virginia legislative session likely will be remembered for Gov. Jim Justice’s whiteboards and bull manure and the amount of time devoted to the state budget.

Justice vetoes budget bill, calls the proposal bull manure

Chris Dickerson Apr. 14, 2017, 11:04am

CHARLESTON – Using a pile of bull manure on a silver platter as a prop, Gov. Jim Justice has vetoed the budget bill passed by the state Legislature.

Lawmakers advance tax plan, unveil budget proposal

Chris Dickerson Mar. 13, 2017, 1:43pm

CHARLESTON – The state Senate Finance Committee soon will take up a measure creating an 8 percent consumer sales tax and a flat 2.5 percent personal income tax.

Students to be recognized at Honorary Secretary of State for the Day event

Nancy Crist Feb. 28, 2017, 9:09am

CHARLESTON – The Secretary of State’s office will soon begin hosting the first high school students to be recognized by the new Honorary Secretary of State for the Day program.

It's time to consider legalizing marijuana in West Virginia

Richard Neely Feb. 21, 2017, 11:47am

CHARLESTON – Has anyone noticed that a person can roller skate down Charleston’s Quarrier Street at high noon without fear of being hit by a car?

Justice doesn't discuss legal reform in State of the State speech

Chris Dickerson Feb. 9, 2017, 1:23pm

CHARLESTON – A statewide group is disappointed that Gov. Jim Justice didn’t discuss legal reform in his first State of the State address.

Iraq veteran now serving as governor's top legal adviser

Carrie Salls Feb. 1, 2017, 8:34am

CHARLESTON – Brian Abraham, a West Virginia Army National Guard lieutenant colonel and a U.S. Army veteran who served in Iraq, has been appointed as general counsel for Gov. Jim Justice. In this role, Abraham will be the governor’s top legal adviser. 

West Virginia Republicans could go all the way in 2017

The West Virginia Record Jan. 31, 2017, 1:19pm

The Super Bowl this Sunday promises to be one of the most action-packed contests ever, with the New England Patriots vying for their fifth championship in nine appearances and the Atlanta Falcons hoping to win their very first after a sole unsuccessful bid nearly 20 years ago.

Intermediate court, medical monitoring changes atop legal reform legislative agenda

Chris Dickerson Jan. 26, 2017, 2:51pm

CHARLESTON – With the next legislative session just days away, two groups that follow legal reforms are ready to do battle once again.

Senate committee to examine taxes, look at eliminating income tax

Chris Dickerson Jan. 23, 2017, 10:07am

CHARLESTON – West Virginians soon could see the elimination of their state income tax, according to the chairman of a new state Senate select committee.

New Business Court Division judge says state 'has always been good to me'

Carrie Salls Jan. 20, 2017, 9:34am

CHARLESTON – A Harrison County circuit judge began a nearly two-year appointment to the Business Court on Jan. 1, finishing out the remainder of the seven-year term of a retiring judge, which ends in October 2019.

'Don't cut anything! Just keep raising taxes!'

The West Virginia Record Jan. 18, 2017, 9:31am

No one in his right mind would turn to Hollywood for economic advice – or almost any other kind of advice, outside of acting and filmmaking tips – but there's a three-letter word that directors shout at the end of every scene that guides the thinking of managers at private companies: cut.

Voter mandate for change is a mandate to change

Mac Warner Jan. 10, 2017, 1:07pm

MORGANTOWN – During the recent election cycle, a common theme emerged as to the operation of the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office.

State agency alleges employers violated insurance law

Philip Gonzales Jan. 10, 2017, 11:00am

CHARLESTON — A West Virginia government agency is suing employers, alleging violation of state laws.

Can state government be 'rightsized?'

Hoppy Kercheval Jan. 3, 2017, 12:18pm

MORGANTOWN – As Governor-elect Jim Justice and lawmakers prepare for what is expected to be a challenging session of the Legislature, the term “rightsizing government” is being tossed around.

West Virginia jumps to No. 13 in construction business rankings

Carrie Salls Dec. 8, 2016, 10:35am

CHARLESTON – State rankings released by the Associated Builders and Contractors has revealed that West Virginia has a strong business environment for construction contractors.  

Capito seeks economic stimulus for coal-mining states

Kristin Danley-Greiner Dec. 1, 2016, 11:40am

CHARLESTON -- West Virginia has relied on coal production for years to support communities, but regulations and increased competition have dented that prospect as thousands of jobs have been omitted. However, legislation proposed by U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., aims to revive rural economies.

Governor and team take a business trip to Europe

S. Laney Griffo Nov. 9, 2016, 11:46am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, along with members of the Department of Commerce, recently took a business investment and outreach trip to the United Kingdom and Ireland.