Category: Politics

Manchin, Colleagues Propose National Painkiller Monitoring

CHARLESTON–  West Virginia’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin and two colleagues have introduced legislation that would require all states getting certain...

West Virginia Lawmakers Back Limits on Nursing Home Lawsuits

CHARLESTON– West Virginia legislators have voted to tighten limits on lawsuits alleging poor care by nursing homes. Meanwhile the House has postponed until...

Senate Votes Against Repeal of Helmet Requirement

West Virginia’s senate has voted against repealing the requirement that motorcyclists wear helmets. The bill, advanced by two committees, was voted down 19 to 15...

Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

CHARLESTON– The state Senate approved legislation Wednesday evening that would allow patients with certain debilitating conditions to access medical marijuana if...

West Virginia Senate Votes to Revise Water Pollution Limits

CHARLESTON–  West Virginia’s Senate has followed the House and passed legislation to let industrial plants discharge more pollution into West Virginia...

Senator Manchin Announces Town Hall with Miners

West Virginia’s Democratic Senator, Joe Manchin has announced a town hall meeting on Friday in the state’s southern coal country to meet with miners. Manchin...

VP Pence Visits West Virginia

A defiant Vice President, Mike Pence says President Donald Trump’s administration is refusing to accept defeat on health care. A day after legislation was pulled...

Justice, Legislative Leaders Remain at Odds Over Budget

CHARLESTON–  The governor’s office says only six Democratic legislators have responded to Gov. Jim Justice’s invitation to meet behind locked doors...

Bills to Ax Greyhound Funding Move to House, Senate Floors

CHARLESTON– Money-saving bills that greyhound racing officials say would doom the industry in West Virginia have advanced to both floors of the state Legislature....

WV Oil and Gas Industry Holds Jobs Rally

CHARLESTON– Speakers at a jobs rally in Charleston have urged the passage of legislation to benefit the state’s oil and natural gas industry. Hundreds of...