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Legal groups fighting for, against bills as session end looms

Chris Dickerson Mar. 24, 2017, 7:22am

CHARLESTON – As the West Virginia Legislature’s 2017 regular session grinds toward its conclusion, the state budget and tax plans dominate the headlines.

AG pushing Legislature to strengthen state's fight against Medicaid fraud

Chris Dickerson Mar. 18, 2017, 1:12pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says he is happy the state Senate Government Organization Committee has advanced legislation that would allow the state to more vigorously combat Medicaid fraud.

Bill to change medical professional liabilities law passes state Senate

Chris Dickerson Mar. 17, 2017, 12:00pm

CHARLESTON – A bill that would change current state medical professional liabilities law has passed the state Senate.

State Senate votes to scrap drug court requirement

Kyla Asbury Mar. 14, 2017, 1:27pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Senate has voted to scrap a requirement that requires every circuit court in the state be a part of a drug court program.

Fair standards are key to state growth

Rebecca McPhail Mar. 13, 2017, 3:52pm

CHARLESTON – It shouldn’t be difficult to change state rules that are stricter than those that are recommended by a left-leaning 2014 Environmental Protection Agency and that have been adopted by neighboring states.

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.

State Chamber boss thinks lawmakers will find a way to limit new taxes

Chris Dickerson Feb. 24, 2017, 11:59am

CHARLESTON – During his gubernatorial campaign, Jim Justice frequently said West Virginians were taxed enough.

Bill to change medical monitoring advances to state Senate

Chris Dickerson Feb. 22, 2017, 10:35am

CHARLESTON – The state Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced a bill that would change the guidelines for medical monitoring claims. Senate Bill 236 was approved by the committee on Feb. 21, and now will be presented to the entire state Senate.

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.

Chamber president: Election rejected status quo politics

Kerry Goff Dec. 19, 2016, 11:40am

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Chamber of Commerce President Steve Roberts said the 2016 election revealed West Virginians’ dissatisfaction with existing government.

Delegate sues Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center for gender discrimination

Kyla Asbury Nov. 22, 2016, 1:34pm

CHARLESTON – A state delegate is suing Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center for discriminating against her based on her gender.

'Report It WV' hotline isn't adding to taxpayer burden, state senator says

Karen Kidd Aug. 8, 2016, 3:35pm

CHARLESTON – The newly launched "Report It WV" hotline, an option for state residents to report suspected government waste or fraud, doesn't create any additional costs, the state senator heading up the project said during a recent interview.