Brad McElhinny, Author at WV MetroNews

Today January 22, 2020

Legislators receive plea to continue help for West Virginia grandparents raising children

With 7,000 West Virginia children in foster care, more and more grandparents are raising them.

W.Va. senators pass resolution calling for convention of states

House would still need to pass resolution, and many more states would have to get on board.

Yesterday January 21, 2020

Senate Democrats cast doubt on passage of property tax cuts without more specifics

Property tax resolutions are introduced and immediately prompt debate.

Senate bill aims to provide useful information to prospective college students

The Students' Right to Know Act was passed on Tuesday afternoon by the Senate Education Committee and now goes to a floor vote.

Monday January 20, 2020

Hopefuls for W.Va. governor give their best pitch to teachers union

AFT-WV says all candidates for governor were invited; Smith, Stollings and Salango participate.

Sunday January 19, 2020

Foster care bills get early legislative focus

'If we could do this, it would likely be the best thing I could hope to achieve in the Legislature.'

Saturday January 18, 2020

Local leaders in Virginia cast doubt on invitation, even as some W.Va. lawmakers cast a broader net

'My God, get something else to do. West Virginia, come on guys.'

Thursday January 16, 2020

Justice, putting Trump’s name on the line for re-election, says he’s been asked to help pitch coal to China

Justice talks about call from Trump while filing re-election papers for the president and himself.

Wednesday January 15, 2020

Judge denies Don Blankenship’s request to have his mine safety conviction overturned

Berger says evidence that was withheld could have been obtained elsewhere, including through cross-examination.

Justices hear arguments in longstanding right-to-work case

Right-to-work law has been under court review since 2016.

Tuesday January 14, 2020

Delegate Hornbuckle returns after donating a kidney to his sister

Delegate receives hugs and applause while on path to recovery.ne

Monday January 13, 2020

Justices propose trimmer budget for court system, take neutral stance on intermediate court

Budget presentation was first for court system since Legislature gained greater control.

Carmichael, first said to support nondiscrimination bill and then against it, is ‘in listening mode’

Carmichael cast doubt on whether bill sponsored by majority leader and majority whip will run.

Senator Blair is battered, but returns to legislative arena

Blair was in serious traffic accident days before start of legislative session.

Sunday January 12, 2020

Right to work case finally hits W.Va. Supreme Court this week

Case has been in the court system since right after Legislature passed law in 2016.

RISE rejuvenates outreach to W.Va. flood victims who might still need help

Upcoming outreach effort includes a series of events in areas hurt by 2016 flood.

Thursday January 9, 2020

Use of Medicaid surplus generates questions among W.Va. lawmakers

Gov. Jim Justice's administration expects to have $309 million more for Medicaid spending than is anticipated to be necessary for the coming year.

Governor Justice on federal probe: ‘They found nothing’

Governor expresses relief, says investigation has been hard on his family and businesses.

Wednesday January 8, 2020

Justice, in fourth State of State, says WV economy is a lightning bolt

Justice unveils several new spending proposals, most aimed at child health and welfare.

State leaders propose filling gap with Medicaid dollars, but also investing more for children’s health

State officials estimate revenue decline of $108 million for the coming fiscal year.

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