Brad McElhinny

Wednesday June 27, 2018

Finance chairmen say severance tax too volatile to stabilize PEIA

Raising severance tax on natural gas by 2 percent has been a popular idea for PEIA.

Controversies continue at Commerce, but answers are few

Officials are gone, and silence is the norm.

Tuesday June 26, 2018

Lawmakers question why state paid almost $1 million for vacated office suites

Auditor McCuskey says care for taxpayer dollars is going to require a culture change.

Supreme Court impeachment process kicks off in West Virginia

The House of Delegates voted 89-0 with 11 absences to give its Judiciary Committee the power to remain in session and investigate.

Rise WV officials have quit, surprising flood committee where they were to testify

The two are now out, along with the top three leaders in the Department of Commerce.

Monday June 25, 2018

Mystery lingers over why WV just asked to use flood relief money early this year

Questions likely to be asked at 9 a.m. Tuesday when the Legislature’s flood committee meets.

Special session starts Tuesday to deal with Supreme Court impeachment

Armstead, considering a run for Supreme Court, steps aside from special session request.

Sunday June 24, 2018

WV court system built up millions in surplus, spent it down and built it up again

Legislative Auditor's findings presented to lawmakers.

Audit: WV unlawfully executed flood relief contracts worth millions and helped no one

Report was presented to lawmakers during legislative interim meetings.

W.Va. Commerce disruption presents development challenge: Experts

Top three in West Virginia Department of Commerce are out.

Friday June 22, 2018

Legislative leaders call for Supreme Court impeachment preparations to begin

Senate President Mitch Carmichael and House Speaker Tim Armstead sent out a joint letter today, advising lawmakers to prepare as soon as possible.

State kept paying on lease for years after property was vacated and agreement canceled

The total amount the state paid over the years for property that it was no longer using was $989,034.88

Finance chairman joins those who say Governor Justice should keep office hours

'It’s unclear who is in charge these days,' Nelson wrote. 'This is not the way to run a state.'

Thursday June 21, 2018

PEIA Finance Board bumps up tiers, gets good financial news

PEIA is expected to close out current fiscal year with a surplus.

Lottery Commission approves WV sports betting rules

Officials hope to be running by football season.

Delegate pursues court action over Governor Justice’s abode

Sponaugle files writ over constitutional requirement for governor to live at the seat of government.

Wednesday June 20, 2018

U.S. Attorney Stuart doesn’t rule out more Supreme Court charges

Stuart: "Our work continues on many fronts, including additional areas of corruption."

Justice Loughry indicted on 22 counts, U.S. Attorney Stuart announces

Loughry has no comment as he walks out of federal courthouse.

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