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December-03-2018

BY: Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Delegate Roger Hanshaw won a rematch with House Finance Chairman Eric Nelson to continue as Speaker of the House of Delegates.

“My objective is now the same as it was in August, and that was to continue to advocate on behalf of things to put West Virginians back to work,” Hanshaw said after Sunday’s caucus vote.

Hanshaw, R-Clay, was selected Speaker by the Republican majority in August...

November-30-2018

BY: Eddie Trizzino, Times West Virginian

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November-29-2018

A West Virginia Board of Education committee on school finance and funding has formally approved recommendations for changes to the state School Aid funding formula.

Board member and committee chairman, Tom Campbell, says they have to look at the long-term cost to the state, and the cost of children who aren't successful. The Board of Education will take up recommendations at its meeting Dec. 12. They'll include increasing pay and the number of positions for teachers and school...

November-27-2018

As new Senate majority leader, Takubo pledges to reach out to Democrats
Phil Kabler, Charleston Gazette-Mail

As the newly appointed majority leader of the West Virginia Senate, Sen. Tom Takubo, R-Kanawha, said Monday he wants to bring more bipartisan cooperation to the Legislature’s upper house.

“I think I have a pretty good relationship with Democratic colleagues,” Takubo said. “What I’d like to see is a lot less bickering.”

Senate President Mitch...

November-21-2018

By: Pete Davis, WV MetroNews

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — A member of the House of Delegates representing southern West Virginia is expressing concern about the future of the state’s Public Employee Insurance Agency, as an important deadline approaches.

Del. Jeff Campbell, D-Greenbrier, spoke with MetroNews affiliate WJLS about the sequence of events that have occurred since the creation of the PEIA Task Force in February.

Campbell, a classroom teacher, said he’s...

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