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Whitney Burdette

Capitol reporter

Crowd turns out for public hearing on controversial bill

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City representatives, LGBT supporters offer emotional testimony against HB 2881

W.Va. House lines up day of controversial measures

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Members will vote

on coal bill, hear

nondiscrimination

ordinance testimony

Legislation aims to protect students from sex crimes

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Bill closes loophole in current law, requires schools to report all cases of abuse or assault

House committee advances bill repealing local LGBT laws

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Opponents say

legislation unfairly targets LGBT people

Prevailing wage bill headed to full House

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Despite Democratic opposition, controversial legislation to see vote

Tank bill heads to Senate floor

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Measure to roll back some provisions

of aboveground storage tank law

House committee moves mine safety bill

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Opponents say legislation puts miners at risk of injury, death

Bill would eliminate Diesel Commission

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Body had been responsible for assessing safety of mine equipment

House bill aims to help drug offenders

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Legislation extends program, offers medication-based treatment

Boy Scout bill introduced in Senate

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Legislation governs how group can use camp in compliance with amendment

House bill implements drug testing for welfare recipients

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Opponents say money for program better spent on substance abuse treatment

Ohio governor touts budget amendment

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Governor calls for

constitutional

convention to tackle nation’s deficit

House passes suicide prevention bill

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Measure requires training of school personnel, posting of warning signs

West Virginians signing up for health care

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Majority of marketplace enrollees eligible for tax credits

Senators want to change US Constitution

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Measure moving through Legislature calls for convention to deal with federal budget

House passes bill placing caps on medical damages

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Legislation extends Medical Professional Liability Act to nursing homes, pharmacies

House committee advances elk restoration bill

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Legislation would reintroduce animal to state

Ohio governor to stop in Charleston

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Kasich event part of nationwide tour in support of Balanced Budget Amendment

Union members protest legislation

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Despite weather, crowd of supporters rallies in support of workers

Pooling legislation would ease development of shale gas wells

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Bill would allow for horizontal drilling of deep Utica wells

Rally to bring workers to Capitol

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Senator says GOP

lawmakers ignore

constituents, labor agenda ‘dogmatic’

House passes ban on abortion after 20 weeks

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Legislation outlawing procedures after 20 weeks passes with overwhelming majority

Manchin bill targets pedophiles working in schools

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Legislation takes aim at teachers, others who work closely with kids

House bill creates pathway for nontraditional teachers

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Legislation would place ‘second-career professionals’ in state’s classrooms

Advocates call on lawmakers to reject water bills

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Legislation would weaken standards, regulations passed last year

Delegate named Insurance Federation’s legislator of the year

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Steve Westfall first sitting lawmaker

to win award

House committee considers changes to medical liability statute

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Legislation would extend protections to nursing homes, pharmacies

Fallout continues following delegate’s rape comments

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Lawmaker’s statement in fetal pain debate drew national attention

Capito bill aimed at combating heroin, meth

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Senator says legislation to combat heroin, meth just first step in crisis

Gupta shifts focus from local to state level

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Ex-head of health department now in charge of Bureau for Public Health

After last year’s veto, ‘Fetal pain bill’ is back before WV Legislature

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Legislation vetoed last year bans procedures 20 weeks after gestation

State Democrats to choose new leader

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Members of party voting to replace former chief, who resigned last month

Legislative leaders clash on issues

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Democrats say Republicans should focus on creating better workforce

House approves change to judicial elections

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Legislation an attempt to remove perception of partiality in legal system

Girls’ Day at the Legislature advocates political involvement (video)

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High school students gathered to observe, participate in legislative process

Bill would help WV veterans start businesses

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Legislation allows secretary of state to waive fees, cover costs

House debates judicial elections bill

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Delegates’ amendments to change legislation rejected as body prepares to vote

Elected officials displeased with Obama budget

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W.Va. members of Congress unhappy with more debt, spending in plan

DeLong to step down as W.Va. regional jails chief

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Director says he intends to ‘pursue other opportunities’

Judiciary chairman explains process

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Majority of bills passed by chamber to date have come through John Shott’s committee

Senate committee approves school nutrition bill

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Legislation relaxes school food standards during emergencies

Legislation streamlines code relating to children’s services

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Bill reorganizes

section of state code, makes no substantive changes

Panel declines changes to public campaign financing

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Delegate argues program eliminates perception of bias in judicial system

Legislation focuses on healthy living

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Kanawha delegate’s bills aim to improve health, fitness among state’s residents

House bill creates new fault standard

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Defendants won’t be held liable for damages they didn’t cause

House bill reforms election of judges

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Speaker calls bill a step forward in making process more fair

Bills aim to give county school boards more flexibility

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Alternative teacher certification, charter schools to be debated in coming weeks

House bills seek to curb overdose deaths

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Both measures could save lives, health officer says

Regulations, access to resources hinder business growth

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Regulations, access to resources are issues companies face in state

W.Va. House votes to repeal energy law

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Opponents say market, not government, should decide how electricity is generated