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Friday May 10, 2019

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.'

Bray Cary, governor’s senior adviser, now off EQT board

Cary is one of three departing as shareholder vote determines control of company.

Wednesday May 8, 2019

Justice companies got warning after warning over delinquent mine safety penalties

Companies received warnings from MSHA, U.S. Treasury and U.S. Department of Justice.

Tuesday May 7, 2019

Federal lawsuit goes after 23 Justice coal companies for unpaid safety fines

Federal officials seek $4.7 million for violations going back years.

W.Va. schools report: more to fight opioid effects, more flexibility, higher pay

The report gives lukewarm reaction to charter schools, no to education savings accounts.

Monday May 6, 2019

$5 million request to improve Emergency Operations Center is withdrawn

Money would have come from Hazard Mitigation Grant money that lawmakers would prefer to help flood victims.

Espinosa to resume as House Education chairman for the time being

Special session is expected to focus on education issues.

Sunday May 5, 2019

Thrasher addresses ethics controversies at Commerce

General counsel for Governor's Office maintains Thrasher had ethical blind spots.

Saturday May 4, 2019

Lawmakers want assurance homeowners are priority for federal disaster dollars

Most Hazard Mitigation Grant money has been allocated toward infrastructure.

National fireman’s group weighs in against W.Va. emergency services shuffle

National Volunteer Fire Council sent a letter to Gov. Jim Justice.

Friday May 3, 2019

Hardy acknowledges Revenue department is complying with federal subpoena

Federal investigators ask for tax records of Justice's businesses, including details of last year's state settlement.

Thursday May 2, 2019

Federal subpoena asks for Justice’s tax records, including W.Va. debt settlement

This is the second subpoena to a West Virginia agency to be revealed.

State leaders react to $37 million settlement with McKesson

Manchin calls settlement sweatheart deal; Justice, Morrisey disagree

Thrasher, now running for governor, addresses long-term flood relief problems

Thrasher talks about flood relief for the first time since being ousted as Commerce Secretary.

Ex-wife of DNR director accused of battery: ‘This has become a political debate, and it’s a private issue’

Domestic Violence coalition has Friday meeting scheduled with Governor's Office.

Wednesday May 1, 2019

Mistakenly-filed charge on DNR chief was wiped out, but he’s not exactly in the clear

McDaniel still must abide by deferred prosecution agreement.

Federal investigation focuses on flood relief dollars in West Virginia

Stuart announces investigation; Office of Inspector General is also asking questions.

Tuesday April 30, 2019

House Education Chairman steps down

Legislature has been gearing up for special session focusing on education.

Hoyer on flood relief: another 2 years on construction, 6 years to spend federal dollars

State returns to 'slow spender' list; more cases have been added to list.

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