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Whitney Burdette

Capitol reporter

Bill aims to help rural businesses


Legislation backed by Sen. Capito increases credit opportunities

Lawmakers seek reauthorization of Appalachian Regional Commission


West Virginia is the only state to lie entirely within program’s boundaries

New ad highlights West Virginia


Commercial premieres during WVU tournament game

W.Va. universities apply to host 2016 presidential debate


If chosen, presidential or vice presidential debate would take place at Clay Center

Politicians get in on March Madness fun


W.Va. governor, attorney general extend wager to Kentucky officials

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

Patients say Alzheimer’s cases go undiagnosed


According to a new report, doctors delay reporting disease

USDA program hopes to partner with housing agencies


Program hopes partnership with agency will reach more needy youth

OK’d bills undergo final stretch

- Even though lawmakers have left town, staff in the House and Senate clerks’ offices are busy putting the finishing touches on legislation before reporting bills to the governor.

House leader satisfied with session


Speaker Tim Armstead said much was accomplished over 60 days

Longtime WV Agriculture Commissioner Gus Douglass dies at 88


Gus Douglass served 11 terms, retired in 2012

Manchin introduces railroad infrastructure bill


Legislation reforms environmental permitting process

Capitol Notebook: Morrisey objects to ammunition ban


Attorney general pens letter to agency, says action threatens rights

Legislation clears way for Cedar Lakes


Bill allows nonprofit group to take over in 2017

Tomblin comments on legislative session


Governor announces fix to roads after officials take little action during 60-day period

Environmental groups prepare legal action


Organizations claim government agency has failed to act on surface mine claims

Feds say number of uninsured dropping


New report says

millions more

are covered under

Affordable Care Act

Local delegates look back on session with satisfaction, exhaustion


Lawmakers say they’re exhausted but enjoyed process

Capitol Notebook: Governor’s Internship Program seeking applicants


College students

are encouraged

to participate

Charter schools resolution not adopted


Controversial bill seemingly dead in waning hours of session

House passes amended immunizations bill



The House voted to concede it’s position and pass Senate Bill 286 as it arrived from the Senate, rejecting Lane’s amendment. The bill passed 87-10 and will now go to the governor.

Pooling bill dies in rare tie


Controversial measure had bipartisan opposition

House, Senate strike deal on reporting bill


Legislation came about after incident at Capital High

Task force to study charter schools


Controversial bill seemingly dead in waning hours of session

Kanawha delegates vote no on tank legislation


Supporters of Senate Bill 423 say it is necessary, fixes unintended consequences

Republicans break rank on controversial gun bill


Legislation abolishes concealed carry permits, background checks

House Finance Committee moves jobs legislation


Legislation waives filing fees for

veteran businesses

Series of legislation aims to protect children


Some legislation identified as top

priorities for

advocacy groups

Gupta says amended vaccine bill presents challenges


Legislation creates juxtaposition for health officers

Democrats host breakfast to raise money for embattled charity


Event at local Tudor’s garnered $4,000 to help Mountaineer Food Bank

Rollback of chemical spill law heads to House floor


Kanawha delegate says he doesn’t

support any aspect of controversial law

House approves raw milk bill


Body passes bill allowing consumers to engage in herd share

Bill would change auto sales model


Company official concerned removal of language could preclude business

Resolution calling for constitutional change moves through Senate


Economist says if measure passes in 34 states, convention could happen next year

Analysis: Governor’s veto power not as simple as it seems


Code only requires simple majority to override executive’s decision to end bills

Local residents urge lawmakers to reject tank legislation


Bill would roll back some provisions of last year’s aboveground storage tank act

Health group announces new director


Current leader

Perry Bryant

to retire after a

decade at the helm

Firearms permit bill concerns law enforcement


Police say abolishing concealed carry permit increases risk for law

enforcement on job

House advances sex assault reporting bill


Measure aims to close loophole in current informing

provisions for rape

House takes steps to override abortion ban bill veto


Legislature takes up fetal pain bill again, hasn’t used power to block veto since 1987

House limits debate on pooling bill, stirs controversy


Delegate requested bill read aloud, leadership moved to cap discussion

Legislature to override Tomblin’s veto


Body to employ rarely used move to enact

fetal pain legislation

Gov. Tomblin again vetoes abortion ban bill


Governor cites


concerns with law banning abortions

Study highlights need for transportation spending in WV


Report says extra

$500 million would fix infrastructure, create jobs in state

House passes truancy bill doubling number of allowed absences


Legislation increases number of allowable unexcused absences

Bill aims to fill social worker vacancies


Legislation creates program to recruit, train in order to reduce caseload

Legislature tackles juvenile justice


House, Senate bills

to reform truancy

policies, increase

resources for children

Crowd turns out for public hearing on controversial bill


City representatives, LGBT supporters offer emotional testimony against HB 2881

W.Va. House lines up day of controversial measures


Members will vote

on coal bill, hear


ordinance testimony