March 27, 2017

Huntington passes budget for next fiscal year

The $46.2 million will allow the police department to hire back five officers laid off in January.

Williamson council approves budget, employee cuts

Next fiscal year's budget is $2 million, a decline from the current year's $2.3 million plan.

Elmore declares for NBA Draft

Jon Elmore has declared for the NBA Draft but will not hire an agent.

Herd hires Baker as new receivers coach

Dallas Baker won a national title at Florida and a Super Bowl ring with the Steelers.

Movement quickens on budget talks between governor, legislators

Justice meets with House GOP leaders and then with Democrats in private.

Fairmont State’s Calhoun officially accepts Youngstown State job

Fairmont State's Jerrod Calhoun accepts head coaching position at Youngstown State.

Woman charged after police find dead cats inside Charleston apartment

Madeline Gourevitch, 31, faces five counts of animal cruelty.

Logan County school bus driver charged with DUI

Mark Kraus, 54, of Stollings, was arraigned Monday.

Senate decides to eliminate Greyhound Breeding Fund in close vote

Measure removing $15 million subsidy passes despite pleas from Northern Panhandle senators.

State Senate bill raises campaign contribution limits

Measure moves to House of Delegates after Monday vote.

Governor likes some, not all of House budget proposal

For an hour on Monday's MetroNews "Talkline," Governor Jim Justice took questions directly from listeners.

Kanawha County Commission requests update on Crossings Mall bridge

The Crossings Mall bridge was destroyed in the June flood.

Landowners worry drilling bill isn’t giving them a fair shake

Gas producers and landowners remain at odds over legislation advancing in Charleston.

Senate panel moves civil service protection bill to study resolution

Will be study topic during interim meetings later this year.

Senate committee approves DOC pay raise bill

Jail and prison workers would get a $2,008 raise.

Acrimony aside, Justice is getting many of his wishes (so far)

Governor, who appears on "Talkline" Town Hall today, has chances at legislative approval.

Fiscal note available for House’s tax reform proposal

Tax reform bill is up for second reading in House today.

House bill would put cap on Attorney General consumer protection fund

The State Settlement and Recovered Funds Accountability Act would allow the office to keep only $6 million in its consumer protection fund.

The worsening toll of drug addiction in West Virginia

The extent of West Virginia’s drug problem is nearly incomprehensible. As the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Eric Eyre reported in his award-winning series last December, “wholesale drug...

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