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June-16-2017

Late twist revives WV Gov. Justice’s revenue plan
By Phil Kabler, Charleston Gazette-Mail

A tumultuous 19th day of the special session was marked by yet another twist Thursday evening, as the Senate dramatically passed the seemingly umpteenth version of Gov. Jim Justice’s revenue plan on a 30-2 vote (Senate Bill 1017).

That vote came at 8:20 p.m., some eight hours after a meeting Justice held with legislators to pitch his latest proposal seemed to end...

June-15-2017

Nicholas school board to sue over consolidation plan denial
By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Nicholas County’s school board voted Wednesday night to sue to attempt to reverse the West Virginia Board of Education’s denial of its school consolidation plan.

No one was heard voting no in Wednesday’s voice vote for legal action, which came after the Nicholas board emerged from a more-than-two-hour closed session.

Rebecca Tinder, an attorney...

June-14-2017

State board rejects plan to consolidate Nicholas schools
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

The West Virginia Board of Education voted Tuesday to reject the Nicholas County school board’s proposal to consolidate five schools in Richwood, Summersville and Craigsville onto one campus near Summersville.

The vote came after a surprise public presentation from a state School Building Authority official and the state schools superintendent on a general...

June-13-2017

State school board votes to deny Nicholas consolidation plan
By Craig Poole, WOWK 13 News

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - The West Virginia State Board of Education has voted to deny consolidation in the Nicholas County case.

The state Board of Education is now asking the Nicholas County Board of Education to consider a proposal where a consolidated middle school and high school could be built in Richwood and in Summersville. The Nicholas County Board of...

June-13-2017

Senate plans to vote on budget bill, passes furlough bill
By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews
 
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Senate leaders say they plan to vote after 5 p.m. today on a budget bill.

“Our goal by this evening is to reach a resolution on our budget,” Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns, R-Ohio, said at the conclusion of this morning’s floor session.

The Senate also this morning passed its own version of a furlough bill ahead of the new...

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