Brad McElhinny

Today January 21, 2018

Changes ahead for House of Delegates as Armstead plans to go

Armstead plans to serve out term, which ends in December.

Friday January 19, 2018

Federal judge upholds $3.8 million arbitration ruling against Charleston Gazette-Mail

MediaNews, former owner of Charleston Daily Mail, asked for expedited ruling due to impending sale.

Lawmakers assess bigger funding requests for Commerce, Tourism

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Lawmakers are starting to weigh whether it’s prudent to add the $35 million Gov. Jim Justice wants for the Department of Commerce...

Armstead says he won’t run for House again; may run for state Supreme Court

Armstead became the first Republican Speaker of the House of Delegates in 84 years.

Thursday January 18, 2018

First hurdle is cleared for governor’s proposed pay raises for state employees

The bill now goes to Senate Finance.

Wednesday January 17, 2018

Resolution could result in elections of most state school board members

Three seats would be named by the governor -- as all voting members of the board are currently.

Lawmakers attempt, again, to dismantle Education and the Arts

Bill now goes to House Finance before potentially moving to the full House.

Tuesday January 16, 2018

Bill to discontinue WV film tax credit goes to Senate floor

Tourism commissioner agrees that tax credit isn't doing what it was intended to do.

No questions about couches or rugs at Supreme Court finance hearings

But senators do ask about $8.5 million carry over funds, incomplete e-filing project and judicial pensions.

House proposal could raise the bar for raising taxes

One option would require supermajority. Another would tie tax increases to economic performance.

Monday January 15, 2018

Single-member districts proposed for WV in House bill

The bill was passed out of House Judiciary Committee and now goes to the floor.

House moving bill to rein in how Attorney General may use lawsuit settlement funds

The House Judiciary Committee passed the bill out Monday afternoon.

Teachers rally for a raise bigger than 1 percent

WV teachers strike of 1990 is referenced during rally at Rotunda.

Sunday January 14, 2018

Quick WV budget turnaround still leaves many scratching their heads

Lawmakers say they'll be looking closely at revenue figures.

Saturday January 13, 2018

Changes accompany approval of WV’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan

State education officials say they wanted to go ahead start implementation.

Friday January 12, 2018

Loughry denounces furniture decisions but defends court spending

Legislators consider a constitutional amendment for oversight of Supreme Court spending.

Senator Mullins plans to resign today

Mullins intends to focus on his private business, friends say.

Thursday January 11, 2018

Charleston Gazette-Mail is being prepped for sale, documents state

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s largest newspaper is being marketed for sale, according to court documents filed this week. Bankruptcy may also be a part...

Wednesday January 10, 2018

‘Coach’ Justice says West Virginia has made great strides in a year

Governor says state needs to keep momentum going.

New spending proposals and a tax cut on Governor Justice’s plate this year

Governor outlines spending priorities during State of the State.

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