Brad McElhinny

Today January 21, 2019

W.Va. foster care bill is up for a public hearing

Managed care aspect of proposal is raising concerns.

Mac Warner to senators: Officeholders need more sway on whether lawsuits are tried or settled

Board of Risk and Insurance Management says it needs to weigh potential costs.

Senators ask about W.Va. development and tourism efforts

Department of Commerce presents budget proposal.

W.Va. ‘omnibus education bill’ gets a warning from educators’ associations

Bill tying together a spectrum of education issues is expected within the next couple of weeks.

Yesterday January 20, 2019

With questions, community college bill heads to W.Va. Senate floor

Fairmont State's president worries the bill would divert students from regional colleges to community college.

Saturday January 19, 2019

Supreme Court hasn’t budgeted for intermediate court but doesn’t object

Chief justice says caseload has been relatively flat.

Friday January 18, 2019

Abandoned gas wells are target of W.Va. ‘Orphan Well Prevention Act’

The concern is the 12,000 wells in West Virginia that have stopped producing at all.

New W.Va. Senator Hardesty, former lobbyist for Justice’s Greenbrier, is sworn in

Hardesty replaces Ojeda, who resigned to run for U.S. president.

Thursday January 17, 2019

Senate Bill 1, community college bill, comes under question

Prezioso wonders if grants should be extended to regional colleges with associates degrees.

House begins considering bill changing W.Va. foster care

Managed care aspect of proposal draws questions from delegates.

Wednesday January 16, 2019

House pushes bill meant to expand West Virginia broadband access

Bill is passed out of the House Committee on Technology and Infrastructure.

Senator’s dream is fixing W.Va. roads, and his colleagues agree

Advocacy for improving roads maintenance continues at the Capitol.

Tuesday January 15, 2019

Sentencing date is pushed back for former Justice Ketchum

That comes after sentencing for Loughry was delayed.

A year of drama surrounds Supreme Court financial presentation

This time, purchases from Victoria's Secret are questioned.

W.Va. community college bill is back again

Senate Bill 1 unanimously passes the Senate Education Committee.

‘Enough is enough’ say advocates for better W.Va. road maintenance

Representatives from northcentral West Virginia ask for more road money during public forum at state Capitol.

Monday January 14, 2019

W.Va. colleges may take unexpected financial hit up to $35 million

PEIA surcharge and unbudgeted pay raises result in unanticipated costs.

Former Justice Loughry’s sentencing is pushed back

A separate judicial hearing on Loughry was also delayed.

W.Va. intermediate court of appeals gets another go-round

Governor Justice's bill establishing an intermediate court is introduced.

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