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Wednesday December 13, 2017

Capito favors net neutrality repeal, others concerned about consequences

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai proposed Nov. 21 to scrap the rule, which has only been in place for two years.

Sunday December 10, 2017

Sides split on if tax bill would benefit West Virginia

Party leaders from the Senate and the House of Representatives appointed conferees last week to draft a joint tax bill.

Wednesday December 6, 2017

US House passes concealed carry bill

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 231-198 for the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act.

Tuesday December 5, 2017

US senators hear from officials, discuss approach to opioid crisis

Senators heard from health officials Tuesday about actions being made to address the opioid epidemic, as well as pressed about ways to combat drug addiction.

Monday December 4, 2017

Charleston City Council recognizes UC men’s soccer team

The Golden Eagles won the NCAA Division II men's soccer national championship game Saturday.

Saturday December 2, 2017

Senate passes tax bill; Capito votes in favor, Manchin opposes

The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Monday to send the Senate bill to a conference committee.

Thursday November 30, 2017

Amid concerns over tax bill, Senate Republicans look at options

The measure needs 51 votes to pass, meaning two Republican senators can vote against the legislation given a supporting vote by Vice President Mike Pence.

Wednesday November 29, 2017

US Senate moves forward with tax bill; Capito in support of measure

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., was among the 52 Republicans who voted in favor of the moving forward with debate on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

DOJ going forward with new work regarding opioid crisis

The efforts will include a new Drug Enforcement Administration field division in Louisville, Kentucky.

Tuesday November 28, 2017

Manchin pushes for bipartisan tax effort

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., spoke Tuesday alongside 14 other senators, hours before the Senate Committee on the Budget passed the chamber's version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Forbes places West Virginia last in business rankings for 3rd straight year

West Virginia's ranking was the result of multiple factors including the worst population growth rate in the United States and the lowest college attainment rate in the country.

Monday November 27, 2017

First Clean Power Plan hearing to begin Tuesday morning

The public hearing starts at 9 a.m. at the West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston.

Justice urges Congress to pass tax bill

Gov. Jim Justice said in a statement a tax overhaul bill will provide average families with relief and also help "grow the country."

Wednesday November 22, 2017

Anniversary of teen’s death focus of Charleston event

James Means killed a year ago.

Monday November 20, 2017

McKinley hoping for energy in getting tax legislation passed

U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., was one of 227 House Republicans who voted for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act last week.

White House council: Opioid epidemic cost more than $500 billion

The White House Council of Economic Advisers said in a 10-page report the economic cost of the opioid crisis was $504 billion, or 2.8 percent of the United States' gross domestic product.

Thursday November 16, 2017

West Virginia representatives back US House tax plan

Reps. David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Evan Jenkins were among the 227 lawmakers who voted for the House version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

2017 Christmas ornament revealed at Culture Center

The ornament is made of white opalescent glass and is cut in the shape of West Virginia.

Wednesday November 15, 2017

US House committee passes Mooney bill on coal regulations

If the bill becomes law, mining companies would no longer be required to report the number of safety violations and citations to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Tuesday November 14, 2017

Mooney sponsors bill to repeal Dodd-Frank coal provision

The requirement is part of the Dodd-Frank banking law, which was passed in light of the 2008 financial crisis.

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