Brad McElhinny

Saturday April 8, 2017

Day 60, and the budget end-game is at hand

The two houses don't agree, and the governor doesn't agree either.

Friday April 7, 2017

Senate passes broadband bill; Carmichael votes aye

Senate votes overwhelmingly for bill meant to improve service in rural communities.

Senate authorizes sale of Jackie Withrow and Hopemont hospitals

Senate earlier added amendment requiring that a new 90-bed replacement facility be built.

Compromise sought on two road construction bills

Conference committee being set up for design-build and public private partnerships highways bills.

Thursday April 6, 2017

Medical marijuana bill goes to WV governor

House accepts technical amendment from the Senate.

Justice rallies to keep funding for disabled and seniors

Senate and House budgets would reduce funding.

Cacapon/Beech fork requirements amended back out of Tourism bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The House voted to amend out of a Tourism reorganization bill language meant to force the state to sell bonds for long-promised...

Senator: If we’re voting on barber bill, why won’t House consider my sex assault bill?

Woelfel was incredulous over consideration and vote on the House's barber bill.

Education bill springs back from the dead

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Senate Education Committee brought back and passed a wide-ranging education bill Thursday morning after seemingly tabling it for good the prior...

Wednesday April 5, 2017

Both houses pass budgets, but issues lie directly ahead

Justice is threatening to veto, and overriding him would require a two-thirds majority.

House passes its budget bill

Debate over higher education funding accompanies bill's passage.

House narrowly passes its ‘broaden the base’ bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The House of Delegates by a 52-48 vote passed its bill to eliminate sales tax exemptions on certain economic sectors and lower...

So far at the Statehouse today: All budget, all the time

Houses narrowly passes tax bill; Senate starts debating passage of its budget bill; and governor threatens to limit extended session to one day.

Budget bills set for passage in both houses today

Bills on third reading in House and Senate. Justice not happy with either.

Tuesday April 4, 2017

House tax reform bill narrowly moves toward passage

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The House of Delegates voted 53-46 to advance a tax reform bill Tuesday night to third reading. [View the story “House tax...

Monday April 3, 2017

Another House budget proposal rolls out

Proposal has more cuts than version that was previewed a week ago.

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