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Voices heard on the end of the war on coal

The West Virginia Record Oct. 17, 2017, 5:30pm

The war on coal​ is officially over. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced last week that the Trump Administration is abandoning the Clean Power Plan that was created to cripple the coal industry in America.

WVU professor doubts Clean Power Plan repeal will help coal industry

Chris Dickerson Oct. 11, 2017, 1:13pm

MORGANTOWN – A West Virginia University professor says the EPA’s elimination of the Clean Power Plan will have little effect on bringing back coal jobs.

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.

If you can’t afford to lose, don’t play the game

The West Virginia Record Mar. 28, 2017, 8:59am

If you’ve ever played poker without money, or for really low stakes, you know that it just doesn’t work.

'Loser Pays' bill will have to wait until future legislative session

Chris Dickerson Mar. 27, 2017, 8:55am

CHARLESTON – A bill that would require the plaintiff to pay court costs and attorney fees if the claim filed is dismissed for lacking any basis in law or fact won’t be passed this session, but it likely will be introduced in coming years.

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.