David Beard/The Dominion Post, Author at WV MetroNews

Wednesday April 17, 2019

DOH plans 2 roundabouts for busy Morgantown road

Green Bag Road project part of Roads to Prosperity program.

Tuesday April 9, 2019

Downstream opportunities touted at annual Marcellus and Manufacturing Development Conference.

Crackers, storage hubs and the future of coal discussed.

Friday April 5, 2019

EQT proposed royalties settlement tops $53 million

Hearing on final approval set for July 11.

Friday March 29, 2019

Governor vetoes medical cannabis vertical integration bill, but fix may appear on special session call

The bill’s lead sponsor is disappointed and sees the veto as a setback for the program set to launch July 1.

Thursday March 28, 2019

Governor vetoes anti-hazing bill covering dissociated frats; WVU will retool it

Current anti-hazing law applies to “any organization operating under the sanction of or recognized as an organization by an institution of higher education.”

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Service held at WVU to remember New Zealand shooting victims

Fifty people died in the attack.

Capito, Alzheimer’s researcher talk about possible WVU grant opportunities

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito brought the deputy director of the National Institute on Aging to West Virginia University to give her a look at WVU’s Alzheimer’s research.

Tuesday March 19, 2019

Gee talks hope in state of university address

WVU president hope produced in Morgantown.

WVU BOG takes steps in connection with Montgomery campus

University plans to explore other options for uses of buildings.

Saturday March 9, 2019

Randy’s Dream heading to the governor

Permissive language would allow up to $80 million to be used on secondary roads.

Coal miners gather at Capitol to celebrate passage of bills

Coal miners attend session’s last day.

Campaign finance bill could receive approval on Day 60

State finance levels to match federal.

Friday March 8, 2019

Marathon floor sessions set up House for final day

Delegates complete work on some bills, send others back to Senate.

Thursday March 7, 2019

Two resolutions introduced against Caputo

Members of House of Delegates introduced resolutions proposing actions against Delegate Mike Caputo, D-Marion, after an incident last week that left an assistant doorkeeper injured.

Senate Judiciary approves revised version of medical cannabis bill

The bill keeps the limit on permits to 10 for growers and processors.

Wednesday March 6, 2019

Senate Finance passes 3-year steam coal tax cut

The House of Delegates approved cutting the tax over two years.

House passes community college bill with no discussion

Delegates have discussions about other amendments to bills.

Tuesday March 5, 2019

Senate Judiciary Committee rejects campus carry

Two Republicans joined with seven Democrats in voting against the measure.

House defeats amendments to last-dollar-in community college bill

The chamber passed the Department of Environmental Protection water pollution rules bill after several unsuccessful attempts to amend the legislation.

Road formula bill to get some tweaking before committee vote

Members are looking to resume work on an improved bill on Wednesday morning.

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