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State Supreme Court throws out Jorea Marple's lawsuit against WVBE
By Kate White, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

The West Virginia Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a lawsuit filed by ousted state schools superintendent Jorea Marple against the state Board of Education and its former president, after she was abruptly fired in 2012.

The opinion reversed Kanawha Circuit Judge James Stucky’s decision. Stucky had ruled last year that the school board and former...


Raucous crowd in Charleston tells Legislature to adequately fund PEIA
By Phil Kabler, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

A large, loud and raucous crowd of teachers, public employees and retirees had a clear message Tuesday for the Legislature: Come up with adequate funding for their health insurance coverage.

Tuesday’s public hearing of the Public Employees Insurance Agency Finance Board at the Civic Center Little Theater was the fourth of six scheduled...


PEIA hearing in Charleston sees large disgruntled crowd
By Matt Maccaro, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Public Employee’s Insurance Agency’s public hearing at Charleston Civic Center saw a large crowd Tuesday night, as members came out to express their disapproval with the agency’s plan to raise insurance deductibles.

In a $120 million hole, the PEIA is proposing a $500 increase for workers on an individual plan and $1,000 for those with a family...


Fayette school superintendent drilled with questions during construction project request to SBA

By Carrie Hodousek | WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — What should have been a 15 minute slot for Fayette County School Superintendent Terry George to present the county’s school consolidation plan to members of the state School Building Authority Tuesday resulted in over an hour of questions that drilled George on the plan.

George was the...


State employees decry PEIA benefit cuts in Wheeling
By Linda Comins, Staff Writer, The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register

WHEELING - A West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency Finance Board public hearing Monday night drew a large crowd opposed to higher insurance costs for active and retired state workers.

Twenty-one people, out of an audience of about 200, spoke against proposed increases, calling the new rates unaffordable. Many speakers also...