West Virginia State Senate News

Davis retires from state Supreme Court; Workman, Walker won't step down

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 14, 2018

CHARLESTON – Robin Jean Davis has retired from the West Virginia Supreme Court, while Chief Justice Margaret Workman and Justice Beth Walker say they won't step down.

State Senate president says West Virginia is enjoying an economic resurgence

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 8, 2018

CHARLESTON — State Senate president Mitch Carmichael says West Virginia is seeing an economic resurgence like never before.

Ferns critical of Ihlenfeld's use of Wheeling Park High football players at fundraiser

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 2, 2018

WHEELING — A Democratic state Senate candidate and a Wheeling attorney who hosted a political fundraiser for him last month say having high school football players help park cars for the event doesn’t constitute a political endorsement by the school district.

Kavanaugh's nomination is part of Trump's dedication to America's comeback

By Mitch Carmichael | Jul 23, 2018

CHARLESTON – During his campaign in 2016, President Trump ignited the people of this country with his simple, hopeful message: He promised that he would make America great again. He believed simple concepts like lower taxes, fewer job-killing regulations, and a consistent, principled Supreme Court would be cornerstones in writing America’s comeback story.

Supreme Court says impeachment proceedings are a 'fishing expedition'

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 13, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court’s interim administrative director says the impeachment proceedings being conducted by the Legislature is “a full-fledged fishing expedition.”

First day of questions in impeachment hearings focus on vehicle use by Loughry, Davis

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 12, 2018

CHARLESTON – Much of the questioning during the first day of impeachment proceedings against members of the state Supreme Court focused on vehicle use by Justice Robin Jean Davis and suspended Justice Allen Loughry.

Judicial ethics expert: Reminding people of impeachment powers in Loughry case is good

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 9, 2018

CHARLESTON – An expert on judicial ethics says every day Allen Loughry remains on the state Supreme Court is a travesty, but he also thinks it’s good to remind people that impeachment can be a practical tool as well.

House Judiciary to convene July 12 to continue Supreme Court impeachment proceedings

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 5, 2018

CHARLESTON – The House Judiciary Committee will resume work on Supreme Court impeachment proceedings on July 12.

Greear appointed as Kanawha interim circuit court judge

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 2, 2018

CHARLESTON – Dan Greear has been appointed as the interim circuit judge in Kanawha County, taking over the seat vacated by former Judge Jim Stucky's retirement.

House votes to consider impeachment of Loughry, possibly other Supreme Court justices

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 26, 2018

CHARLESTON – The House of Delegates has voted 89-0 to give its Judiciary Committee the power to investigate impeachment of state Supreme Court justices.

State leaders saddened by Loughry indictment, some again call for his resignation or impeachment

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 20, 2018

CHARLESTON – State government and legal leaders again are calling for suspended Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry to resign after a 22-count federal criminal indictment against him was unsealed.

Governor, legislative leaders seek Loughry's immediate resignation or impeachment

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 8, 2018

CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice and legislative leaders from both side of the aisle say state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry should resign immediately.

Davis, Canterbury draw focus in second legislative audit report

By Chris Dickerson | May 21, 2018

CHARLESTON – The second part of an audit of the state Supreme Court took another look at use of state vehicles by justices and staff as well as other issues.

W.Va. ahead of the game when it comes to sports betting

By Chris Dickerson | May 15, 2018

CHARLESTON – A U.S. Supreme Court ruling makes sports gambling legal across the country, and West Virginia already is ahead of the game.

Man sues Ojeda, says state Senator violated his civil rights, got him fired

By Chris Dickerson | May 1, 2018

CHARLESTON – A Logan man has filed a lawsuit against state Senator and U.S. Congress candidate Richard Ojeda after he was fired from his job after posting a video of Ojeda illegally passing a car.

Carmichael calls state Supreme Court audit findings 'more of the same'

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 18, 2018

CHARLESTON – The president of the West Virginia Senate says he is dismayed by the “constant revelations about inappropriate spending” at the state Supreme Court.

Legislative audit focuses on state vehicle use by Ketchum, Loughry

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 16, 2018

CHARLESTON – Two West Virginia Supreme Court justices may have violated the state Ethics Act by driving state vehicles for personal use, according to a legislative audit.

Solution: revise HB 4009 and pass it again

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 3, 2018

House Bill 4009, capping the amount of settlement funds that the state Attorney General’s office can keep in its consumer protection fund, passed both houses of the Legislature by overwhelming margins, but was vetoed by Gov. Jim Justice.

With the foundation in place, state's future is limitless

By Ryan Ferns | Apr 3, 2018

CHARLESTON – Now that the dust has settled, and the static has quieted a little, I think there’s an opportunity to reflect a little bit ab​​​​​out the past couple of months in terms of wins and losses for our state’s taxpayers.

Wins for all: W.Va. royalty owners, counties will benefit from this session

By Charles Clements | Apr 3, 2018

CHARLESTON – The second session of the 83rd Legislature of West Virginia concluded on March 10, and while the session was dominated by the teachers strike, there were several important pieces of legislation passed to benefit the citizens of West Virginia.

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