Latest West Virginia state government News

2 new Family Court judges appointed in West Virginia

Aug. 05, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has appointed two new Family Court judges. David L. Jackson was appointed to serve in the Second Circuit, which includes Marshall, Wetzel and Tyler counties, while Robert M. Ilderton will serve in the Ninth Circuit serving...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Aug. 04, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

The Register-Herald. July 30, 2022. Editorial: Manchin does what’s best for civilization To be sure, this 11th-hour legislative compromise between Sen. Joe Manchin and Senate leaders on climate change did not produce a muscular twin of President Joe Biden’s $1.8...

Swine flu investigated after people sickened at WVa fair

Aug. 04, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Health officials said they are investigating after several people developed a flu-like illness after working closely with pigs that exhibited respiratory symptoms and fever at a county fair. The state Department of Health and Human Resources said the H3N2v...

WVa officials mark start of highway project at Welch

Aug. 02, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials are marking the start of road work to connect the town of Welch with the Coalfields Expressway. The $147.6 million project includes construction of two ramps and two bridges and will require more than 16 million yards of excavation, Gov....

WVa delays chance to pass 1st new bill since abortion ruling

Jul. 29, 2022 22:35 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers passed up the chance Friday to become the first state to approve new legislation restricting access to abortions since the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last month removing its protected status as a constitutional right. The...

West Virginia Senate balks on governor's income tax cut plan

Jul. 29, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A 10% reduction in West Virginia's income tax proposed by Gov. Jim Justice stalled Friday in the Senate. Instead of taking up the Republican governor’s proposal, the Senate explained its intentions to reduce the personal property tax and business...

Income tax cut passes West Virginia House, heads to Senate

Jul. 28, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia House of Delegates on Thursday passed the Republican governor’s plan to reduce the state income tax by 10%, setting up a clash in the Senate, whose president is cold to the idea. The GOP-controlled House supported the bill on a 78-7 vote...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Jul. 28, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

Bluefield Daily Telegraph. July 23, 2022. Editorial: Black lung benefits: Lawmakers reintroduce important measure Area lawmakers, including U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, D-Va., and U.S. Senator Mark Warner, D-Va., have reintroduced the...

Deadline extended for WVa school clothes benefit application

Jul. 28, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The deadline to apply for the West Virginia school clothing allowance has been extended due to a system outage that is affecting multiple state agencies, the Department of Health and Human Resources said. Children who are eligible will receive a $200...

Courts block abortion bans in Wyoming, North Dakota

Jul. 27, 2022 21:50 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Abortion bans set to take effect this week in Wyoming and North Dakota were temporarily blocked Wednesday by judges in those states amid lawsuits arguing that the bans violate their state constitutions. A judge in Wyoming sided with a firebombed women’s...