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April-13-2017

Lawmakers await Justice decision on budget
Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

Whatever Gov. Jim Justice decides to do Thursday with the budget bill will impact state lawmakers.

Justice will make his decision known in a 2 p.m. news conference in the Lower Rotunda.

During an appearance Wednesday on MetroNews “Talkline,” state Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Trump (R-Morgan) said Justice should sign the $4.1 billion spending plan into law.

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April-12-2017

Senate president now says Justice should sign budget bill
By Phil Kabler, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

A day after saying he hoped negotiations would continue between Gov. Jim Justice and the Legislature on a budget compromise, Senate President Mitch Carmichael changed direction, calling on the governor Tuesday to sign the $4.102 billion budget bill lawmakers passed Sunday.

“While I realize this budget is not what the governor wants, I believe it’s a...

April-12-2017

WV school board delays Nicholas consolidation decision
Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Yet again, the West Virginia Board of Education has set a meeting agenda that doesn’t include a vote on the Nicholas County school board’s consolidation plan.

State board President Tom Campbell said March 20 that he anticipated Nicholas’ consolidation plan would be on the state board’s agenda for today. After a state School Building Authority meeting that day,...

April-12-2017

Reaction continues from both sides on home-schooled athletes bill
By Alex Thomas, WV MetroNews

Among the bills that will soon be sent to Gov. Jim Justice, one piece of legislation would allow home-schooled students to participate in public school sports if approved.

House Bill 2196 would permit these students to try out for athletic and...

April-11-2017

Recent WV BOE appointee ‘caught off guard’ by removal
Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

A former West Virginia Board of Education member said Monday that no one told her she was being removed from the board, which saw its vice president resign just last week and all three of its previous officers resign earlier this year.

 Barbara Whitecotton, who was Hardy County’s schools superintendent for eight years, was appointed to the board in January by Gov....

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