Brad McElhinny

Tuesday May 16, 2017

Senate planning to pass revenue bill; House planning to change it

Special session continues at the capitol.

Monday May 15, 2017

Legislature returns to consider budget but bill still isn’t ready

Legislature had returned to session after 10-day recess.

Justice administration tells cabinet secretaries to start preparing for shutdown

Memo details initial steps in case no budget is in place by July 1.

Charleston Mayor Jones blasts House Speaker Armstead over budget

Armstead responds to what he calls "baseless and classless attack."

What to expect as special session on WV budget resumes

Legislators return to Capitol after 10-day recess.

Sunday May 14, 2017

West Virginia has miserable company when it comes to budget troubles

More than half of states face budget deficits or shortfalls.

Friday May 12, 2017

No budget plan yet, but progress described after high-profile meeting

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Legislative leaders and Gov. Jim Justice met for three hours Friday afternoon, with those who attended calling the session productive but also...

Thursday May 11, 2017

Budget talks hit rough water on numbers

Legislature set to return to special session Monday.

Field for W.Va. congressional race is already getting crowded

Jenkins' departure to run for U.S. Senate creates opening.

Wednesday May 10, 2017

Sentence over, jailed CEO Don Blankenship hits Twitter

Blankenship sends out flurry of tweets proclaiming his innocence.

Scaling back income tax cut for budget deal has to happen, senator says

Discussions focus on 20-percent cut over 3-year period.

Budget compromise could include slower rollout of income tax changes

Legislative leaders describe more specifics of budget talks.

Tuesday May 9, 2017

Federal health secretary visits W.Va. Capitol, is greeted by demonstrators

Price visits to gather ideas for fight against opioid addiction.

Tradeoffs on income tax reductions remain under scrutiny

Democrats say lower and middle class may be harmed more by sales tax increase than helped by income tax cuts.

Monday May 8, 2017

What would that revenue bill do? No one’s really sure

No fiscal assessment was ready for bill that kept shifting.

Sunday May 7, 2017

How can House and Senate GOP seem so far apart on budget deal?

Senate overwhelmingly approves revenue package; House votes it down -- twice.

Saturday May 6, 2017

No budget agreement and a 10-day break, but all sides say they’re optimistic

Legislature recesses until May 15.

Friday May 5, 2017

Senate passes revenue bill and then House votes to reject it

The state Senate passed a revenue bill that is a key portion of a budget deal with Gov. Jim Justice. The trouble is, the House...

Changes afoot in revenue bill as special session delayed again

Income tax brackets are focus of negotiations.

Thursday May 4, 2017

House majority sends a message with vote to reject revenue bill

Governor accuses Armstead of playing games.

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