Brad McElhinny

Friday January 12, 2018

Senator Mullins plans to resign today

Mullins intends to focus on his private business, friends say.

Thursday January 11, 2018

Charleston Gazette-Mail is being prepped for sale, documents state

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s largest newspaper is being marketed for sale, according to court documents filed this week. Bankruptcy may also be a part...

Wednesday January 10, 2018

‘Coach’ Justice says West Virginia has made great strides in a year

Governor says state needs to keep momentum going.

New spending proposals and a tax cut on Governor Justice’s plate this year

Governor outlines spending priorities during State of the State.

Air Force veteran named to open House seat

Jeff Pack served in the Air Force from 200 to 2005.

Session starts with surprise motion to vacate the chair

Delegate Marshall Wilson removed from two committees after first-day motion that startles fellow lawmakers.

Budget pressure eases as WV legislative session begins

Spending proposals and tax cut priorities are up for consideration, though.

WVU economist urges legislators to focus on human capital

"We have to be able to tell businesses they can find the workers they need in West Virginia," Deskins told lawmakers.

Tuesday January 9, 2018

Environmental groups try to halt Mountain Valley Pipeline in federal appeals court

The motion was filed late Monday in theĀ U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Funeral home regulatory oversight could move to Secretary of State

Proposed legislation is prompted by prepaid funeral fraud case.

Legislators aim to enforce state audit deadlines

Bill is likely to be introduced during the legislative session that begins Wednesday.

Bill would aim to finally count state fleet accurately

Joint Committee on Government Operations votes to recommend bill's passage.

Thrasher says he’s flying back to China for continued work on WV development deal

Lawmakers ask Commerce secretary for additional details.

Monday January 8, 2018

Lawmakers hear pitch for judicial pay raises but make no promises

Judicial Compensation Commission recommended raises for each level of the judiciary.

Lawmakers want to know why benefits for recent state retirees have been delayed

Recent retirees have become vocal with their complaints over the delays.

As session approaches, legislators get a break on the budget

Investment payoffs will reduce the amount the state has to pay into pension plans for the coming year by $32,803,000.

Sunday January 7, 2018

DOH allowed submissions of leave and OT in same pay periods, audit finds

Improper compensation totaled more than $432,000.

WV film tax credit recommended for elimination

Audit concludes film tax credit has provided minimal economic impact for WV.

Saturday January 6, 2018

Melody Potter wins unexpired term to lead WV GOP

Potter fills unexpired term being vacated by Conrad Lucas.

WV jails staffing is a big problem, but is it an emergency?

Governors of the past have declared emergencies for floods, storms and unanticipated man-made problems.

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