Jeff Jenkins

Monday April 10, 2017

Education chair explains sports playing, RESA bills

Measures passed by legislature on session's last day.

Sunday April 9, 2017

Bills pass to allow non-public school students access to sports, eliminate RESAs

Bills approved in final hours of session.

Legislature approves several dozen bills on Day 60

House and Senate members also agree on how to fill current budget year's revenue gap.

Friday April 7, 2017

House works through long agenda Friday; several bills passed on 59th day

Emmaleigh's Law among the bills passed and sent to the governor.

Thursday April 6, 2017

Justice administration keeps revenue shortfall projection at $123 million

Collections were better in March.

Justice going to Wheeling Saturday for announcement about greyhound racing

Governor could veto bill that eliminates funding for industry.

A winning hand for casinos; Senate committee kills bill that would have emptied out improvement fund

The $9 million already included in budgets that passed Senate and House.

Wednesday April 5, 2017

Senate committee reverses course, broadband bill has new life

House provisions added back in after Tuesday gutting.

Bill to eliminate RESAs pulled from committee agenda

Bill also would allow for instructional minutes to be counted toward school calendar.

Tuesday April 4, 2017

Tennant takes job with voting advocacy center

Former secretary of state will work for NYU's Brennan Center for Justice.

Friday March 31, 2017

Bill to increase LVL machines at some locations heads to governor

Operators want to place more machines at best performing locations.

Thursday 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.

Wednesday 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.

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