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Complications ahead as prevailing wage rate expires

Officials won’t delay deadline, meaning there will be a hiatus until new wages set

Complications ahead as prevailing wage rate expires

Officials won’t delay deadline, meaning there will be a hiatus until new wages set

Tax reform panel hears discussion on exemptions, TIF districts and industry taxes

Delegate says an all-encompassing redo unlikely

Senate minority leader says it’s time for LGBT protections in housing, jobs

Despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday striking down same-sex marriage bans across the country, it still remains legal in many states to fire someone or deny them housing just for being lesbian, gay or transgender.

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W.Va. leaders don’t love road tax hike; some won’t rule it out

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia leaders aren’t thrilled by suggestions to raise taxes, tolls and fees to fix the state’s roughed-up roads, particularly as they approach a feisty election year.

But with federal...

W.Va. governor: No prevailing wage July 1 due to lawmakers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Blaming inaction by lawmakers, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s administration says West Virginia’s prevailing wage for public construction projects will disappear temporarily July 1.

On Thursday, Tomblin...

Juvenile justice reform expands

Legislation expands reforms to prevent youth from court

Tomblin to discuss juvenile justice reform in Huntington

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is outlining a new push to overhaul West Virginia’s juvenile justice system.

Tomblin will be in Huntington on Thursday afternoon discussing reforms that passed last legislative session....

Groups hope for Supreme Court vote in favor of same-sex marriage

With about a week until the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to announce its decision on several high-profile cases, including one on same-sex marriage, representatives from two West Virginia organizations are optimistic a favorable vote by the high...

Capitol Notebook: Jenkins secures funding to fight drug crisis

U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) has helped secure additional funding for the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas and Drug-Free Communities programs, protecting them from cuts proposed by President Obama.

The Fiscal Year 2016...

Beloved longtime W.Va. Senate doorkeeper dies
Beloved longtime W.Va. Senate doorkeeper dies

Tony Gallo, 79, was undergoing chemo for brain cancer

Morrisey not running for governor in 2016
Morrisey not running for governor in 2016

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, one of the final players considering entering the state’s gubernatorial race, officially took his name out of contention on Wednesday.

“I intend to run for attorney general again,...

Longtime state senator Herb Snyder won’t run for re-election
Longtime state senator Herb Snyder won’t run for re-election

Eastern Panhandle lawmaker says he’ll run for county clerk instead in 2016

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