Brad McElhinny

Tuesday March 21, 2017

Governor Justice says cuts to DHHR would be catastrophic

Justice appears with cabinet secretaries.

First hurdle in greyhound funding debate is today

GOP says state should disassociate from greyhound racing.

Monday March 20, 2017

Governor Justice is not a fan of legislative tax reform proposals

Governor wants to repeal income tax but says now is not the time.

Carmichael, Armstead would like more clarification of Justice’s budget desires

President, Speaker send letter asking for clarification.

McElhinny: The epic search for the middle ground

COMMENTARY Since I’ve been hanging out here at the state Capitol, the official land of the extended metaphor, I’ve got one for you. Two astronauts...

Sunday March 19, 2017

With legislative session on home stretch, is a budget compromise possible?

Governor, key legislators have been meeting to determine common ground.

Friday March 17, 2017

With Carmichael’s urging, Judiciary Committee passes ‘Emmaleigh’s Law’

Bill, which goes to full Senate, doubles penalties on child abuse crimes.

Justice now says he wants to save W.Va. public broadcasting

Governor wants to work out a deal for WVU to take over.

Thursday March 16, 2017

Missing: GOP budget details; please call Senator Unger

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Democratic Senator John Unger is asking everyone for help locating the whole Republican budget plan. Unger is asking his fellow Senators. He...

‘Second Chance’ bill has momentum, supporters believe

Bill passes Senate committee, but real test will be in House.

Supreme Court denies request to jump in on right-to-work case

Kanawha Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey ordered preliminary injunction.

Wednesday March 15, 2017

Forestry wants to stay in Commerce department, director says

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice wants to keep the state Division of Forestry right where it is, the agency’s director told legislators today. Legislators have...

Higher education day message: No cuts (please)

West Virginia college, university presidents appear at the Capitol.

Tuesday March 14, 2017

Elimination of greyhound breeding fund under consideration

Legislative GOP budget anticipates $15 million in savings.

House votes to eliminate Courtesy Patrol

Bill now goes to Senate.

Monday March 13, 2017

Legislative majority presents its budget proposal

Joint announcement at the Capitol

Senate’s tax reform bill moves on, and chairman now eyes constitutional amendments

"The next thing we'll be looking at will be the amendment," tax reform committee chairman Robert Karnes said after today's meeting.

McElhinny: Time for the big budget reveal (maybe)

COMMENTARY Unless something has gone haywire – and there are all kinds of ways it could have – today could be the day we’ve all...

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