Jeff Jenkins

Today March 30, 2017

House votes to bypass committee process on medical marijuana bill; now before full House

Delegates argue this will be their only chance to vote the bill up or down.

Senate votes to override right to work veto

Judiciary chairman says this year's bill is limited and won't impact pending court case.

Paycheck bill up for public hearing in House

Those for an against the bill speak out.

Yesterday March 29, 2017

Tax credit for mined lands clears Senate for second straight year

50 percent credit would be available for 5 years.

House passes ‘Celebrate Freedom Week’ bill

Constitution and Bill of Rights would be taught.

Monday March 27, 2017

Senate decides to eliminate Greyhound Breeding Fund in close vote

Measure removing $15 million subsidy passes despite pleas from Northern Panhandle senators.

Senate committee approves DOC pay raise bill

Jail and prison workers would get a $2,008 raise.

Thursday March 23, 2017

House to vote Friday on eliminating Department of Education and the Arts

Bill's focus is doing away with Office of Professional Development.

Wednesday March 22, 2017

Bill promoting Amtrak daily service clears House

Amtrak's Cardinal now runs 3 days a week through West Virginia.

Emmaleigh’s Law passes Senate; accused in court

Bill named after 10-month-old girl who died last year.

Tuesday March 21, 2017

Bill to increase slot machines at some locations passes House committee

Could increase lottery revenue by $20 million in first year.

Monday March 20, 2017

Bill to divest state from Jackie Withrow Hospital moves to full House

DHHR secretary says better environment needed for patients.

Cheatham: PEIA bill would give finance board more flexibility

Measure gets rid of 80/20 cost share mandate.

‘As is’ vehicle bill moves toward passage in Senate

Up for third reading in Senate Tuesday.

Friday March 17, 2017

Some laid-off foresters being called back to work

Justice administration taking money from mine safety agency to call back 15 workers.

Lawmakers consider a second chance for felons

Darrell Padgett has skills useful in today’s job market in West Virginia. He has an associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies. He also has a bachelor’s...

Thursday March 16, 2017

Board president says state’s financial condition probably why only 12 apply to be new state superintendent

Interviews with several finalists set for next week.

Tuesday March 14, 2017

Higher education leaders come to Charleston with more funding questions

Personnel flexibility bill gets final approval just before Higher Education Day.

Bill increasing gas tax, DMV fees begins to move in Senate

Governor's bill passes its first committee.

Monday March 13, 2017

DNA tests confirm remains found near New River Gorge Bridge that of missing Va Tech student

Tests on remains indicate Robert Kovack may have been struck by vehicle.

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