Jeff Jenkins

Yesterday February 27, 2015

Conceal-carry ready for House consideration after passing Senate

Senate passes bill 32-2.

Coal Jobs Safety Act soars through House 73-25

Delegates debate whether comprehensive measure will help coal or hurt coal industry and miners.

Senators question middle-mile bill

Critics say seven middle-mile broadband networks already exist.

Thursday February 26, 2015

Controversial discrimination bill sent back to committee, dead for session

24-hour firestorm at statehouse preceded recommitment.

Rail traffic resumes as cleanup of Fayette derailment continues

Rail line reopened to traffic Thursday afternoon; governor lifts state of emergency.

Wednesday February 25, 2015

Greyhound buyout plan awaits committee action

Supporter industry impacted by state's change of gambling business model.

Prevailing wage bill clears first House hurdle

Committee adds July 1 deadline to Senate bill.

Tuesday February 24, 2015

Beckley singer proud of roots; Cody Wickline advances on The Voice

Beckley man proud to be "a small town country boy from West Virginia."

Charter schools bill revived; some senators fuming

Republicans use contested procedural move to give the bill new life.

Monday February 23, 2015

House committee gets started on coal safety bill

One delegate tried to get sworn testimony required.

Dems say charter school bill dead after vote in Senate Finance Committee

Minority leader takes advantage of absent Republicans.

Senate begins tough budget work

Former finance chair says tough decisions have to be made.

Sunday February 22, 2015

Is Cedar Lakes’ future in doubt? Supporters look for funding answers

Rally set for Monday at state capitol.

Saturday February 21, 2015

West Virginia buried and waterlogged after Saturday storm

Warm wedge creates ice jams and flood threats while some areas picked up 2 feet of snow.

Extreme cold may have played role in deaths of man, woman

Bodies found Friday; police don't suspect foul play.

Friday February 20, 2015

Freezing rain, sleet, snow—Saturday storm has it all

Mixed bag makes for mixed mess.

Mountain State freeze out: Minus-20 in some areas

Low temperature records shattered Friday.

Senate passes raw milk, nonpartisan election of judges bills

Long floor session produces 20 approved bill.

Extreme cold causes power lines to heat up, burn up

Stress put on Appalachian Power system.

Thursday February 19, 2015

Senate changes mind on punitive damages bill

Bill defeated Wednesday, approved with changes Thursday.

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