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February-19-2016

Jim Justice: ‘I am the only guy who can win’ in November; Other Democratic candidates disagree
By Shauna Johnson | WV MetroNews

Businessman Jim Justice says there is “no chance on Earth” any of the other Democratic candidates running for governor in West Virginia can win against Senate President Bill Cole (R-Mercer, 06), the likely Republican gubernatorial nominee, in November.

“They just can’t beat Bill Cole,” Justice said of Booth Goodwin, a former U.S...

February-19-2016

Injured student helped driver in school bus wreck

By Chris Lawrence, WV MetroNews

 

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February-18-2016

Justice leads pack in governor’s race
By Hoppy Kercheval , WV MetroNews

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February-17-2016

Common Core repeal bills stalled in House Education Committee
By Shauna Johnson, WV MetroNews

With just more than three weeks left in the 2016 Regular Legislative Session, several bills introduced to cut ties between West Virginia’s educational standards and Common Core standards remain pending in the House Education Committee.

“While the state Board and others claim that these (Common Core) standards are better, that’s absolutely false. They’re worse...

February-17-2016

Senate finance committee gets started on Tomblin’s tobacco tax increase bill
By MetroNews Staff

The Senate Finance Committee began debate Tuesday on legislation that will raise the prices of cigarettes, other tobacco products and e-cigarettes.

The bill (HB 420) is Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s proposal to raise additional tax money to help balance the state’s budgets for this fiscal year and next.

The bill raises the tax on a pack of cigarettes from the...

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