Alex Thomas

Yesterday February 19, 2018

Capito open to talking about how to prevent shootings

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said while she would not favor gun-control policy, she thinks it is fair to talk about what can be done

Sunday February 18, 2018

National organizations find teacher actions ‘inspiring’

West Virginia school employees have been demanding lawmakers for improvements to the state health insurance program as well as larger pay raises.

Thursday February 15, 2018

Kanawha County education board passes resolution supporting staff

The five-member board unanimously passed the resolution, which asks lawmakers to improve insurance coverage and increase proposed pay raises for employees.

Manchin, 15 senators put forward immigration amendment

All lawmakers are part of the Common Sense Coalition.

Tuesday February 13, 2018

Teachers, education representatives voice frustrations to PEIA board

More than 300 people attended the first of three public hearings the Finance Board will hold this week about a proposal to freeze insurance plans.

Monday February 12, 2018

Congressional budget agreement sets aside funding for opioid crisis among other things

Lawmakers passed the two-year agreement early Friday morning, which was signed by President Donald Trump hours later.

Wednesday February 7, 2018

Senate leaders put forward budget agreement day before shutdown deadline

The proposal does not include immigration policy or a measure regarding young immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Tuesday February 6, 2018

US House committee irritated by DEA’s refusal to provide opioid information

Lawmakers recently asked for information regarding the declining use of immediate suspension orders, which instruct distributors to halt drug shipments.

Thursday February 1, 2018

Republicans discuss 2018 goals as retreat continues

Press conferences and gaggles focused heavily on the anticipated release of a classified memo regarding the Russia investigation.

Second day of GOP retreat underway at the Greenbrier

It began with a joint press conference by South Dakota Sen. John Thune and Washington state Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.

Wednesday January 31, 2018

Activists rally ahead of GOP summit protest

Organizers spoke about a planned march from Dick Gunnoe Memorial Park to the front gates of the Greenbrier resort.

West Virginia conservatives share optimism after State of the Union address

Members of the president's own party applauded most of President Donald Trump's remarks Tuesday evening, but a majority of Democrats sat motionless during much of the address.

Tuesday January 30, 2018

Pence, Ross to visit Greenbrier County business Wednesday

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., announced the visit Tuesday.

Lawmakers, education associations share frustration about financial situation

Lawmakers also announced a rally for public education employees, which is scheduled for Feb. 17 at the state Capitol.

Monday January 29, 2018

Willis embraces newcomer role in US Senate primary

West Virginia National Guard Maj. Tom Willis made his campaign official with the Secretary of State's office on Jan. 8

Wednesday January 24, 2018

Lucas files to run for 3rd Congressional District seat

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and former coal miner Bo Copley also filed with the Secretary of State's office Wednesday.

Tuesday January 23, 2018

Manchin remains popular as election year begins

Morning Consult reported in its Senator Approval Rankings that Manchin has the 20th highest approval rating with a 52 percent approval rating among registered West Virginia voters.

Blankenship files to run for US Senate

Former Massey Energy Don Blankenship is on probation until May 9 in connection to his conviction regarding the 2010 Upper Big Branch Mine explosion.

Monday January 22, 2018

US Congress passes resolution to end government shutdown

The resolution also includes reauthorizing the Children's Health Insurance Program for six years.

Saturday January 20, 2018

US Senate fails to pass spending plan, forcing government shutdown

Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W,Va., voted in favor of moving forward with the bill and ending debate.

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