Latest West Virginia State Legislature News

W.Va. GOP increases majority as Dem lawmaker flips parties

Dec. 01, 2022 13:11 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — One of a shrinking number of Democrats in the West Virginia Legislature announced Thursday that he is changing his party affiliation to Republican. Sen. Glenn Jeffries of Putnam County said he is leaving the Democratic party, increasing Republicans' control...

U.S. senator's son announces bid for West Virginia governor

Nov. 29, 2022 17:34 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Republican state lawmaker Moore Capito, the son of U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, announced Tuesday he's running for governor in 2024. Capito, 40, a Charleston-area lawyer, has represented Kanawha County in the West Virginia House of...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Nov. 25, 2022 11:53 AM EST

Parkersburg News and Sentinel. November 22, 2022. Editorial: Dead Last: West Virginia lawmakers must focus on boosting state Were it not for Mississippi, West Virginia would be the bottom of the barrel in most studies ranking states, in a variety of categories....

West Virginia state treasurer enters 2024 U.S. House race

Nov. 22, 2022 04:08 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's state treasurer is running for the U.S. House in 2024. Riley Moore, a Republican who was elected state treasurer in 2020 after serving in West Virginia's state House of Delegates, announced Monday he is entering the House race in West...