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Tomblin signs Freedom of Information bill

Public access to information in West Virginia is set to take both a step forward and backwards after Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed a bill on Wednesday that featured a compromise between gun rights advocates and the state’s press association.

Tomblin signs Freedom of Information bill

Public access to information in West Virginia is set to take both a step forward and backwards after Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed a bill on Wednesday that featured a compromise between gun rights advocates and the state’s press association....

Easter Carnival set for Saturday at Capitol

The 2015 Easter Carnival will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at State Capitol Complex.

The North Plaza of the State Capitol Complex will be transformed into an Easter Carnival complete with games, prizes, food and an appearance by...

Tomblin signs colorectal cancer screening proclamation

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin became the first governor in the country to sign a pledge sponsored by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, a national coalition of public, private and voluntary groups, which seeks to increase screening rates by 2018....

Interim director named for Regional Jail Authority

The West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority has named David Farmer, who previously served as director of inmate services at South Central Regional Jail in Kanawha County, as its interim executive director.

Farmer takes...

Officials say state manages Rainy Day Fund well

Department of Revenue Secretary says W.Va. one of top five in nation

Tomblin nixes ‘In God We Trust’ bill, cites technical errors

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Citing technical errors, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed a bill letting public entities accept private donations to display the phrase “In God We Trust” on their buildings.

The bill...

Tomblin OKs bill to trim safety law that followed 2014 spill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Less than a year after signing legislation with new safeguards in response to a 2014 chemical spill that prompted a tap-water ban for 300,000 people, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed a bill Friday to trim away ...

Bill aims to help rural businesses

Legislation backed by Sen. Capito increases credit opportunities

Under new majority, WV legislative interims will be more interim

Lawmakers aim to maximize time, taxpayers’ money with more concentrated sessions

Senators say greyhound buyout stalled by complications
Senators say greyhound buyout stalled by complications

Lawmakers say issue was pushed aside in session due to complications

Tomblin uses line-item veto on budget bill

Governor makes $11 million in adjustments, reduces amount taken from Rainy Day Fund

Capitol Notebook: Jenkins introduces black lung benefits resolution

Freshman Republican’s first piece of legislation aims to help miners

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