Top News

Florida man alleges state, county commissions improperly sold his personal property

Wadi Reformado Jun. 23, 2017, 12:19pm

A Florida man is suing the State of West Virginia, three county commissions, Trio Petroleum Co. Inc., Waco Oil & Gas Inc., American Energy Marcellus Minerals LLC and Michael Ross for alleged breach of contract and violation of federal law.

What makes West Virginia #AlmostHeaven to you

Chelsea Ruby Jun. 6, 2017, 12:03pm

West Virginians — and everyone who loves West Virginia — I have a small but very important favor to ask: This month, take a few minutes to tell the world what it is you love about our state.

Residents encouraged to vote in upcoming municipal elections

Donald Kersey May 30, 2017, 1:15pm

CHARLESTON – Upon taking office five months ago, Secretary of State Mac Warner wasted no time in teaming up with county clerks across the state to clean up voter rolls in all 55 counties. The results of that teamwork are incredible.

Law firms specializing in cannabis help navigate regulations

Kyla Asbury May 15, 2017, 11:38am

CHARLESTON – Law firms that specialize in legal services to cannabis companies, funds, investors and lenders can benefit West Virginia businesses as they navigate the new medical marijuana law, according to a New York attorney.

Legislature addresses elections, business filings, efficiencies for SOS office

Mac Warner May 2, 2017, 11:39am

CHARLESTON – The day I took office we began meeting with legislators to swiftly draft proposed bills to deal with the difficulties encountered in this office.

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.