- West Virginia Senate OKs raw milk bill after veto last year Updated: Feb-05-16 12:54 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - After a veto last year, the push to let West Virginians drink raw milk through animal-sharing agreements is regaining steam.
- W.Va. lawmakers OK right to work, prevailing wage repeal Updated: Feb-04-16 6:34 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Dealing blows to organized labor, West Virginia's Republican-led Legislature cleared proposals Thursday to repeal the state's prevailing wage for public construction jobs and make the Mountain State the 26th with a right-to-work law.
- WVa looks to OK taking $51.8m from reserves for budget woes Updated: Feb-02-16 3:10 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The Republican-led Legislature looks to approve taking $51.8 million from reserves to avoid late payments amid a grim budget.
- Businesses oppose West Virginia religious freedom push Updated: Jan-28-16 4:45 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Hospitality groups are mounting early opposition to a religious freedom bill.
- West Virginia House OKs bill to repeal prevailing wage Updated: Jan-27-16 3:26 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - With union workers in the stands in opposition, the Republican-led House of Delegates has voted to repeal the state's prevailing wage for public construction projects.
- Murray urges bigger cut than West Virginia governor laid out Updated: Jan-26-16 5:29 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin plans to give struggling coal producers a break by dropping a tax used to pay off a workers' compensation debt.
- The Latest: West Virginia lawmakers return following storm Updated: Jan-25-16 12:27 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The latest on the aftermath of the snowstorm in West Virginia (all times local):
- West Virginia Legislature due back following storm Updated: Jan-25-16 10:44 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The West Virginia Legislature is expected back in session after getting an extended weekend due to the recent winter storm.
- WVa delegate hands out sunscreen to ridicule global warming Updated: Jan-21-16 6:59 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - As a snowstorm approaches, a West Virginia delegate handed out sunscreen to his colleagues in an attempt to ridicule global warming.
- West Virginia senators seek to name exit after Stewart Updated: Jan-19-16 1:45 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Several West Virginia state senators want to name an Interstate 79 exit in honor of late West Virginia University football coach Bill Stewart.
- Legislation aims to hold provides to Internet promises Updated: Jan-17-16 11:17 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia lawmakers want to make sure that companies make good on the promise to customers of high-speed Internet service.
- West Virginia House holding prevailing wage public hearing Updated: Jan-15-16 2:59 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The West Virginia House of Delegates is holding a public hearing about a push to repeal the state's prevailing wage for public construction projects.
- W.Va. State of the State addresses coal communities, budget Updated: Jan-13-16 9:19 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin used his last State of the State address Wednesday to call for reinvestment in ravaged coal communities and beckon Republican lawmakers to consider election-year tax increases amid dire budget straits.
- Governor's budget suggests hikes on tobacco, phone taxes Updated: Jan-13-16 8:15 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - As the struggling coal industry and low natural gas prices continue to hurt state tax revenues, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is proposing to balance the budget by raising taxes on tobacco products, starting to tax phone usage and tapping into state reserves for a third time in three years.
- The Latest: West Virginia unions protest right-to-work Updated: Jan-13-16 2:58 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The latest on the West Virginia Legislature's first day in session in Charleston (all times local):
- West Virginia lawmakers to begin 60-day session Wednesday Updated: Jan-13-16 10:50 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The West Virginia Legislature is set to begin its annual 60-day legislative session.
- Tough budget, politics, GOP priorities define W.Va. session Updated: Jan-12-16 4:02 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia faces a $353 million budget hole, two Senate leaders are running for governor and it's unclear if the GOP will maintain its current Senate majority.
- West Virginia Legislature switching to Word processing Updated: Jan-12-16 6:07 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - After having spent tens of thousands of dollars, the West Virginia Legislature is ready to make the switch to the Microsoft Word program.
- On right-to-work, other bills, W.Va. GOP may overturn vetoes Updated: Jan-11-16 12:14 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Republican lawmakers are looking to make West Virginia a right-to-work state and repeal its prevailing wage for public construction projects this year. And although those changes don't sit well with Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, it may not matter.
- Panels paint tough W.Va outlook in AP Legislative Lookahead Updated: Jan-08-16 4:40 pm
SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Lawmakers and experts painted a tough budget and economic picture Friday for West Virginia before the upcoming legislative session, stressing the need for basic infrastructure improvements, from roads to broadband Internet.