Brad McElhinny

Today February 23, 2017

On day 16 of 60-day session, Justice asks for emergency furlough bill

Former Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin introduced a similar bill during last year's budget debate.

Justice submits his education reform bill

Governor wants raise for teachers, more local control, elimination of RESAs.

Justice administration introduces tiered severance tax proposal

Proposal is one of several administration-backed bills being introduced in the state Senate.

Yesterday February 22, 2017

House Bill 2167, third reading and the light moment that arose

Debate over bill results in legislative laughter.

Budget battles break out in both houses of W.Va. Legislature

Both sides call for an end to name-calling over budget gap.

WV GOP leaders gather to back Gorsuch nomination to Supreme Court

Morrisey, Senator Trump and Delegate Shott say they would like a swift confirmation.

Tuesday February 21, 2017

Justice announces Moody’s rating downgrade of W.Va.

Governor says time to act is now.

‘How’s the Senate doing on the budget?’ senator asks

Senate President Carmichael says it's coming along at record pace.

Monday February 20, 2017

Lawmakers wrestle with drone abilities and limits

Bill focuses on who can lawfully use the popular devices.

Sunday February 19, 2017

Sugary drink tax prepares to bubble into Capitol conversation

Proposed tax would be 2 cents per fluid ounce.

Saturday February 18, 2017

Governor Justice says he needs help persuading legislative ‘knuckleheads’

Governor's relationship with Legislature has been all over the map already.

Friday February 17, 2017

3 bits of advice from economist as W.Va. senators consider dropping income tax

Stage set for Senate Select Committee on Tax Reform to work on bill beginning next week.

Thursday February 16, 2017

Debate over repealing W.Va. income tax officially begins

Republican senators introduce bill to repeal taxes, including income tax, and replace with broader consumer sales tax.

Justice’s highways vision gets rolling

Highway safety study gets spotlight; next up is "Transportation Day."

Wednesday February 15, 2017

Justice administration advocates $105 million ‘SOS’ plan

New Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher advocates proposal to legislators.

Governor Justice makes his tax pitch to West Virginia’s oil and gas industry

Justice gets behind gas industry proposals in Legislature.

Tuesday February 14, 2017

Kids, families, constituents all want a say on W.Va. state budget squeeze

Almost every day brings a new constituent group to the Capitol.

Monday February 13, 2017

Pension fund payments eyed as a way to fill W.Va. state budget gap

Ideas include refinancing pension debt or 'smoothing' payments over period of years.

Justice’s Greenbrier, Glade Springs step aside on tourism matching grants

The Greenbrier was awarded $125,000 in 2016, $50,000 in 2015, and $100,000 in 2014.

Sunday February 12, 2017

Behind on donations, United Way of Central WV asks for more help

Charitable agency is $300,000 below its fundraising goal.

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