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Thursday March 7, 2019

Senate Finance removes PEIA fee that would have hit higher education

"The cuts of the last few years have put them all on the edge," state higher education chancellor Carolyn Long.

Wednesday March 6, 2019

Governor announces teacher raises, school reforms in special session

Special session would culminate a few months from now; session ends Saturday.

With no clear consensus on teacher pay raise, special session enters discussion

Senate Finance Chairman Blair says he supports raises for public employees who have not gone out on strike.

Tuesday March 5, 2019

Randy’s Dream gets a financial wakeup call in the House

Funding is stripped out of secondary roads maintenance bill, for the time being.

Teacher pay raise bill remains a cliffhanger in W.Va. Senate

Motion to move pay raise bill to Senate floor fails.

Medical marijuana banking bill passes the W.Va. Senate

No discussion or debate for legislation aimed at handling funds. Bill now heads to the governor.

W.Va. House takes up ‘as-is’ bill for automobile sales

Vehicles sold 'as-is' would have to include a disclaimer on the sales contract.

Monday March 4, 2019

Justice says he’ll take teacher pay raise talks to all W.Va. lawmakers

Finance chairmen describe progress on budget talks.

Caputo loses House committee assignments after angry incident; backlash continues in House

Repercussions from angry incidents surrounding anti-Muslim poster continue.

Sunday March 3, 2019

W.Va. House official who resigned denies making anti-Muslim slur

Former sergeant at arms makes statement on social media.

Saturday March 2, 2019

Senator Capito on anti-Muslim display at GOP event: ‘I deplore what happened’

Display at “Republicans Take the Rotunda” event stirs anger.

House of Delegates passes budget with teacher pay raises, severance tax cut

Big differences still need to be worked out with Senate budget.

Friday March 1, 2019

W.Va. House Speaker condemns actions surrounding anti-Muslim display outside chamber

Anger erupts on House floor over display that was part of "Republicans Take the Rotunda."

Thursday February 28, 2019

W.Va. foster care bill moves forward in the Senate

Chairman tells committee members, "It's my opinion this may be the most important bill we have before us this session."

House and Senate budgets part ways on teacher pay raises

Each finance committee passes a budget with that major difference.

W.Va. House votes for change to anti-hazing law

Change refines what groups are subject to hazing law.

Wednesday February 27, 2019

Circuit judge strikes down West Virginia right-to-work law

Opinion is issued three years after law's passage.

W.Va. House gives a budget preview, cutting ‘Jim’s Dream’

House proposes making up for budget gap by moving some money around.

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