Have government employees taken the same cavalier attitude toward state vehicles that some state Supreme Court justices have taken toward furniture and other property belonging to the taxpayers?
West Virginia State Senate News
CHARLESTON – House Speaker Roger Hanshaw has requested a public hearing on the comprehensive education reform bill. The hearings for Senate Bill 451 are scheduled for 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in the House Chamber at the state Capitol. The second hearing was added later to allow teachers to attend.
CHARLESTON — As the state Senate's education omnibus bill heads to the House of Delegates, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed an opinion regarding one aspect of the measure.
CHARLESTON – The education omnibus bill that has been the center of attention for the state Senate has passed the Committee of the Whole by a slim margin.
CHARLESTON – The House of Delegates has passed a comprehensive bill meant to encourage development and expansion of broadband internet and high-speed wireless technologies across the state.
CHARLESTON – A recent survey by a legal reform group shows that a majority of West Virginia residents support the idea for an intermediate court of appeals. Meanwhile, a group for trial attorneys continues to say the new court isn’t necessary.
CHARLESTON – The state Senate unanimously has passed a bill meant to increase the number of West Virginia students gaining career education and workforce training.
This alternative bill codifying the state Supreme Court rule guaranteeing appeals as a matter of right seems like a step in the right direction. Whether or not it obviates the need for an intermediate court, however, is debatable – and should be debated.
CHARLESTON – There is no greater responsibility of state government than to provide a thorough education for our children.
CHARLESTON. – A House of Delegates committee has sent a comprehensive bill meant to make it easier to develop and expand broadband and high-speed wireless technologies in West Virginia.
CHARLESTON – A bill forcing a runoff if no candidate for a state Supreme Court seat garners 40 percent of the vote in the election is headed to the House of Delegates.
CHARLESTON – A bill codifying the state Supreme Court’s rule guaranteeing appeals as a matter of right unanimously has passed the House of Delegates and is headed for the Senate. And one House leader – as well as the leader of a group for trial lawyers – thinks the bill answers concerns about the need for an intermediate appellate court.
A bill to establish an intermediate appellate court was introduced again last week at the opening session of the Legislature. In his address to the assembly, Gov. Jim Justice endorsed the measure and encouraged the lawmakers to pass it.
CHARLESTON – A permanent fix to questions about West Virginia handling money form medical marijuana must come from the federal government, according to state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.
CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice is calling for the creation of an intermediate court of appeals in his annual State of the State address.
CHARLESTON – The 2019 Legislature now is in session, and those who follow the legal system are ready for a lively session.
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia House of Delegates filed a petition Tuesday with the U.S. Supreme Court asking the court to review the decision from October when the state Supreme Court halted impeachment proceedings in the state Senate.
MORGANTOWN – When the 2019 legislative session begins later this month, we should watch even more closely than usual what happens on the education front, particularly with two new committee chairs.
CHARLESTON – Members of the state Supreme Court and others are praising the appointment of John Hutchison as the state’s newest justice.
CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court will not rehear a case in which it blocked the impeachment trials of four current and former state Supreme Court justices.