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February-05-2020

By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

February 5, 2020

The “Tim Tebow bill” is back before the state Legislature after the House of Delegates voted against the legislation last year.

The West Virginia Senate Education Committee passed the measure, Senate Bill 131, on a voice vote Tuesday. It would allow home-schoolers to play public school sports in addition to allowing kids at private or religious schools — non-members of the West Virginia Secondary Activities...

February-03-2020

By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

February 3, 2020

Curious observers trying to follow what’s going on in West Virginia’s most-populous school system are asking: What happened to the superintendent search?

In the span of just over two weeks, the Kanawha County Board of Education accepted the ...

January-31-2020

By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

January 31, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Senators took a first look at a resolution that could later allow them to cut taxes on motor vehicles and other personal property.

The Senate Judiciary Committee discussed the resolution ...

January-29-2020

By Phil Kabler, Charleston Gazette-Mail

January 29, 2020

For years, some legislators and business lobbyists have clamored for an end to the personal property tax on manufacturing machinery, equipment and inventory — which they say would encourage more businesses to come to West Virginia.

Lawmakers have never ended the tax for one big reason: They haven’t been able to figure out how to replace the money the tax brings in, which goes to counties to fund...

January-22-2020

WV MetroNews

January 22, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Dale Lee will seek a fifth term leading the West Virginia Education Association.

Lee announced his decision on Tuesday’s MetroNews “Talkline,” noting with 2020 being an election year, he needs to remain as president for stability.

“This one really is the most important election of our time,” Lee said. “We have to get some moderate people who want to move West Virginia forward in...

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