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Whitney Burdette

Capitol reporter

Lottery Commission to streamline license renewals

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New procedures will help commission process applications faster

Waiting list for in-home care shortened

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More streamlined

process leads to

decline in numbers

GOP lawmakers ready for 2015 session

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House, Senate leaders say Legislature will hit the ground running

Capito to serve on Appropriations

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Senator-elect earns spot on three Senate committees

Diamond Electric to move US headquarters to Putnam County

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Japanese firm will

consolidate current Eleanor operation with its headquarters

Anti-poverty group announces legislative priorities

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Funding, health issues to be focus in Legislature in 2015

Capitol Notebook: Raises proposed for WV corrections workers

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The Legislative Oversight Committee on Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority has endorsed a plan that will increase pay for workers in the state’s Division of Corrections.

The committee on Monday...

Jefferson lawmaker makes history

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Jill Upson is state’s first black female

Republican in House

Commission approves design proposal for Capitol complex building

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Interior, exterior plan will maintain history of the long-empty building

Capitol flowerbeds up for adoption

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Program encourages ongoing beautification efforts on statehouse grounds

Rockefeller, who called for torture inquiry, reacts to CIA report

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After Sept. 11, agency

used controversial means to gain info from suspected terrorists

Steve Harrison selected as new House clerk

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Steve Harrison represented Putnam County in the Legislature for several years

Mooney confident in state, federal delegation

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GOP representing state says they will meet frequently, identify priorities

Gupta chosen to lead state’s Bureau of Public Health

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Kanawha official will take over as head of

DHHR’s Bureau of

Public Health Jan. 1

PEIA adopts plan changes

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Agency saw no additional cash infusion from Legislature for next fiscal year

Delegate-elect saves child from moving train, is assaulted

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Logan lawmaker said relatives attacked him after he pulled girl from train tracks

Rockefeller to give farewell speech Thursday

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Longtime senator to address colleagues today

‘Giving Tuesday’ encourages generosity after shopping frenzy

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Campaign encourages people to give back through contributions, acts of kindness

State, industry file comments with EPA

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Entities take issue with environmental agency’s carbon emissions proposal

Jenkins to use position to fight for coalfields

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Newly elected congressman on House Appropriations Committee

Attorney general warns of holiday pet scams

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Fairmont woman says she lost $350 to fraudsters in attempt to buy puppy

Putnam store owner admits to price gouging

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Businessman will pay fine, dismiss counter claim against attorney general

Attorney general offers charitable giving tips

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State official urges donors to thoroughly research organizations before giving

TSA offers hunting, holiday travel tips

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Firearms must be stored a certain way before boarding airplanes

McDowell County man grateful for transportation department’s timely road fix

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Gary resident lobbied county, state officials to solve problem

Depleted reserve funds lead to insurance changes

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Director cites drained reserves, says people ‘not happy at all’ about benefits overhaul

Anti-poverty group works toward legislative agenda

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Our Children, Our Future considers 28 issues for platform

Mingo delegate seeks leadership role

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Justin Marcum aims to become next House minority leader

Rockefeller continues push for black lung benefits

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Bill introduced Thursday among senator’s last

Capito prepares for move from House to Senate

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Senator-elect seeks more bipartisan

efforts under new GOP leadership

McKinley earns new role on Energy subcommittee

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Re-elected congressman will ‘hold Obama administration accountable’

School breakfast participation on the rise

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Department of Education official says changes make food more accessible to students

Lawmakers hear pros, cons of state-managed retirement program

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Bill to create VERA couldn’t get support in regular legislative session

Committee changes wild animals list

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Legislative body removes some banned wildlife

Outfitters say decline in state’s marketing budget bad for business

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Adventure leaders say lack of budget for marketing cause of tourism drop

State should spend tourism dollars wisely, commissioner says

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Commissioner says research will help tailor marketing, advertising strategies

Federal legislation aims to protect students from sexual violence

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Manchin bill introduced in response to 1997 Fayette case

Website helps patients compare health insurance expenses

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Consumers can see how premiums, out-of-pocket costs compare