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Senate passes marijuana, tax bills

Posted: Mar 29 2017 - 11:33 PM

CHARLESTON — Tax reform, gas well mineral interest and medical marijuana bills all succeeded in the Senate Wednesday. But a bill to permit motorcyclists to ride without helmets crashed and burned. The latest version of SB 409, the tax bill...

Senate votes to overhaul W.Va. tax system

Posted: Mar 29 2017 - 1:43 PM

CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia's Senate has voted to overhaul the state tax system by raising the state sales and use tax to 7 percent and applying it more broadly while cutting state income tax rates.The bill pushed by the chamber's Repub...

House approves abortion notice bill

Posted: Mar 28 2017 - 10:52 PM

CHARLESTON — The House of Delegates unanimously approved on March 28 a revised version of a previously controversial bill concerning parental notification of unemancipated minors. It goes to the Senate. Delegates also approved a bill to ab...

Medical marijuana bill moves on

Posted: Mar 28 2017 - 11:39 PM

CHARLESTON — The Senate’s medical marijuana bill took another step forward March 28, winning overwhelming support of the Senate Judiciary Committee and coming up for passage March 29. Members also approved a medical marijuana resolution to...

Senate passes ‘Cancer Creek’ bill

Posted: Mar 28 2017 - 11:38 PM

CHARLESTON — The Senate passed and sent to the governor on March 28 the controversial water quality bill opponents dubbed the “Cancer Creek” bill. Senators also passed and sent back to the House an ethics bill dealing with nepotism and publ...

Council moves refugee statement forward

Posted: Mar 28 2017 - 10:57 PM

MORGANTOWN — A “welcome statement” and a “resolution supporting the rights of immigrants, refugees and asylees” were among the issues moved forward for future consideration during the March 28 Morgantown City Council Committee of the Whole...