Latest West Virginia state government News

Crowds decry gender-affirming treatment ban in West Virginia

Feb. 02, 2023 15:21 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Crowds at the West Virginia state Capitol pleaded with lawmakers Thursday to show as much compassion for saving the lives of transgender children as they showed for unborn fetuses when they voted to ban abortion just months ago. Over and over, dozens of...

Lawsuit: WVa abortion ban irrational, unconstitutional

Feb. 01, 2023 19:55 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An abortion provider filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to overturn West Virginia's near-total ban, saying it is unconstitutional, irrational and causes irreparable harm to the state's only abortion clinic and its patients. The lawsuit asks for a halt to the...

20 attorneys general warn Walgreens, CVS over abortion pills

Feb. 01, 2023 12:40 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorneys general in 20 conservative-led states warned CVS and Walgreens on Wednesday that they could face legal consequences if they sell abortion pills by mail in those states. A letter from Republican Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey to the nation's...

West Virginia House passes bill on public school discipline

Jan. 31, 2023 15:16 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — State lawmakers in the West Virginia House passed a bill Tuesday that would provide a framework to public school teachers on how to discipline students who are being disruptive in the classroom. The bill, favored by House Republicans, was advanced to the...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jan. 26, 2023 01:54 AM EST

The Index-Journal. January 23, 2023. Editorial: Life in the left lane Move it on over. Rock it on over. Move over little dog, the big ole dog is barreling down. Our state Legislature made it a priority to penalize those slowpokes who take up the left...

New lawsuits target state restrictions on abortion pills

Jan. 25, 2023 16:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of abortion rights filed separate lawsuits Wednesday challenging two states' abortion pill restrictions, the opening salvo in what’s expected to be a protracted legal battle over access to the medications. The lawsuits argue that limits on the drugs...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jan. 25, 2023 13:01 PM EST

LNP/LancasterOnline. January 18, 2023. Editorial: The Shapiro transition team failed the transparency test. Let’s hope the Shapiro administration does better. We congratulate Gov. Shapiro on his inauguration as Pennsylvania’s 48th governor. We hope that with Lt....

WVa Senate passes bill tightening unemployment benefit rules

Jan. 23, 2023 14:39 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — People in West Virginia would be permitted to collect unemployment benefits for fewer weeks and be required do more to prove they are searching for work to remain benefit-eligible under a bill passed Monday by the state Senate. The proposed legislation...

Lawmakers seek to bar insurrectionists from holding office

Jan. 22, 2023 08:08 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers in a handful of states are trying to send a message two years after the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol: Those who engage in an attempted overthrow of the government shouldn’t be allowed to run it. New York, Connecticut and Virginia are...

March for Life eyes Congress for post-Roe abortion limits

Jan. 20, 2023 17:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A half century after Roe v. Wade, March for Life supporters on Friday celebrated the Supreme Court's dismantling of that constitutional right to abortion and heralded the political struggle set loose by the court's decision. President Joe Biden pledged to do all in his limited...