Brad McElhinny, Author at WV MetroNews

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Suit led by Jay Justice claims OSM broke settlement deal, preempts another federal lawsuit

Justice companies insinuate federal agencies have political motivation.

Hanshaw: Dozens of bills, four committees, one week, definitely June

Speaker sets stage for special session on education betterment.

Monday May 20, 2019

House establishes four select committees to examine education policy

Speaker wants all 100 members to be engaged in shaping education policy.

Flooded schools generate questions by legislators

Demolition of Richwood High receives focus of questions.

New delegate joins House just in time for special session

Chuck Little to serve in seat formerly held by Ray Hollen.

Sunday May 19, 2019

Legislative focus turns to flooded schools.

Joint Legislative Committee on Flooding to hear from officials with the School Building Authority.

Thursday May 16, 2019

Flooded homeowners are relieved to hear housing is renewed priority

State officials say housing was priority all along, but they're working to move homeowners up mitigation list.

Wednesday May 15, 2019

General counsel disputes documents showing infrastructure bumped housing as relief priority

Abraham says he thought he was going to a conflict resolution session on flood relief.

Hoyer acknowledges governor wants to pick up the flood relief pace

Justice wants to see 479 cases moving toward completion.

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Homeowners should be disaster relief priority, says leader of W.Va. flood committee

Delegate expresses concern about document showing infrastructure was seen as top priority.

Monday May 13, 2019

W.Va. Tax Department confirms it got a subpoena for Justice’s businesses, too

Agency is the latest to acknowledge cooperation with federal investigation.

FEMA announces it will work alongside W.Va. emergency management

Team was established by agreement between state and federal officials.

Hanshaw: Consensus taking shape on education funding change; details soon

Special session to resume April 20, but that might not yet include education issues.

Sunday May 12, 2019

Questions nag West Virginia flood relief priorities, document shines light

Legislators say housing should be focus of flood relief.

Saturday May 11, 2019

Student support gets spotlight in education report

West Virginia must address the consequences of poverty and the opioid crisis on children, the report says.

Friday May 10, 2019

Report: W.Va. emergency managers vote to oppose restructuring

Bill could be considered during upcoming special legislative session.

After year of judicial turmoil, majority of oversight commission is replaced

CHARLESTON, W.Va. —┬áThe Judicial Investigations Commission, which conducts ethical or legal probes of West Virginia’s judiciary, has had an overhaul of its membership. That comes...

Delegate Ray Hollen resigns House to take a new job

Resignation comes right before anticipated special session on education resumes.

Thursday May 9, 2019

Timetable and agenda for education ‘betterment’ still fuzzy

Carmichael says, 'I don't know if everything will be done in May, but it will definitely happen.'

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