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W.Va. House speaker makes pitch to Amazon for HQ2 site

John Severance Oct. 5, 2017, 8:55am

CHARLESTON – Amazon is looking at the possibility of building a second headquarters, and a West Virginia lawmaker wants the Mountaineer State to be considered.

State leaders react to CNBC ranking West Virginia worst for business

Chris Dickerson Jul. 12, 2017, 12:33pm

CHARLESTON – CNBC has ranked West Virginia as the worst state for business in 2017, and state leaders have varying reactions to it. Gov. Jim Justice blames it on inaction by the state Legislature, while business leaders take a more pragmatic approach.

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.

Morrisey hails passage of bill requiring opioid education in schools

Chris Dickerson Apr. 7, 2017, 3:00pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey applauds both the House of Delegates and the state Senate for passing legislation that will require county boards of education to implement opioid awareness and prevention programs into their curriculum.

AG, law enforcement urge Legislature to fund State Police crime lab

Chris Dickerson Apr. 6, 2017, 1:16pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has joined more than 40 law enforcement professionals in urging the state Legislature to adequately fund the West Virginia State Police Crime Laboratory.

Morrisey wants House bill's cap on consumer fund kept at $6 million

Chris Dickerson Mar. 29, 2017, 8:08am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey isn’t happy about House action on a bill that would change the proposed cap on his office’s Consumer Protection Fund.

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.

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.

Legislator's father shares struggle of securing insurance for business

Chris Dickerson Feb. 27, 2017, 9:05am

CHARLESTON – State legislators always are hearing stories from constituents.

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.