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  1. Ferns responds to Justice 'poodle' comment, talks budget...Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | West Virginia Metro

    The majority leader in the West Virginia Senate sees no need for Governor Jim Justice's "Save Our State" Tour to promote his budget proposal which includes $450 million in revenue measures, largely tax hikes, and $27 million in spending cuts. "He's got his secretaries of his departments out running around the entire state, promoting his plan, trying to scare people, quite frankly, into supporting his plan," said Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns .

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  2. Funding for popular DHHR programs now highlighted in Justice's SOS tourRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | West Virginia Metro

    DHHR Secretary Bill Crouch is scheduled to be in Parkersburg Wednesday to highlight what further budget cuts would do to the agency's Aged and Disabled Waiver Program. Crouch spoke against possible budget cuts to the Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Waiver Program back on Friday in Huntington.

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  3. Now some legislators are wearing 'knucklehead' label with prideRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | West Virginia Metro

    After Gov. Jim Justice said 'knuckleheads' who are skeptical of his proposals should get on board, Delegate Gary Howell booted up his computer, navigated to Amazon, ran a search for a very specific key word and added about a dozen " knucklehead " lapel pins to his cart. Now Howell wears one of the pins on his own jacket, and he's been carrying a fistful around the halls of the Capitol to distribute to others.

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  4. Justice says he wants any special session pay for lawmakers capped at five daysRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 24 | West Virginia Metro

    Gov. Jim Justice announced that he is pushing for a bill to fulfill a campaign promise to limit lawmaker pay to a total of five work days for any special session dealing with the budget. The Justice administration says the West Virginia Legislature spent $35,000 a day on a special session last year, and now Justice wants to be responsible and cap the extra pay that members of the House and Senate receive for a special session.

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  5. On day 16 of 60-day session, Justice asks for emergency furlough billRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | West Virginia Metro

    On the 16th day of this year's legislative session, Gov. Jim Justice is asking state lawmakers to pass legislation allowing for employee furloughs in the event of a fiscal emergency. According to a release sent out by the governor's office, the governor wants the ability to issue an executive order to furlough state workers in response to the state's half-billion dollar budget shortfall for the coming fiscal year.

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  6. Justice submits his education reform billRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | West Virginia Metro

    Gov. Jim Justice created a stir when he pulled out a blue folder during his inaugural address and said it contained his proposal to reform West Virginia's education system. Now the Justice administration is providing more detail about what that would mean.

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  7. House Bill 2167, third reading and the light moment that aroseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | West Virginia Metro

    Delegates Ruth Rowan and Pat McGeehan debate the inclusion of senior citizens, defined as anyone over 65, in a Silver Alert bill. Delegates Ruth Rowan and Pat McGeehan debate the inclusion of senior citizens, defined as anyone over 65, in a Silver Alert bill.

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  8. Live: Governor Justice discusses Moody's downgradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | West Virginia Metro

    Governor Jim Justice called a press conference today to announce that the debt ratings agency Moody's has downgraded West Virginia's rating to AA2, outlook stable. The Governor will be holding a press conference regarding Moody's rating action.

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  9. 'How's the Senate doing on the budget?' senator asksRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | West Virginia Metro

    During the Senate's floor session today, the Democrat from Cabell County asked a series of questions that he said were aimed at determining the progress on filling an estimated half-billion hole in the budget for the next fiscal year. "What is the status of the Senate's budget? What is our situation on the budget?" asked Woelfel, who serves on the Judiciary Committee but not on the Finance Committee.

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  10. Justice administration advocates $105 million 'SOS' planRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | West Virginia Metro

    Gov. Jim Justice wants the state's next budget to set aside $105 million into a "Save Our State Fund" for economic development and infrastructure investment. He announced the idea during his State of the State address a week ago and, in recent days, has amplified his desire for the funding.

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  11. DuPont, Chemours settle C-8 cases for $670 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | West Virginia Metro

    DuPont and Chemours announced Monday they've agreed to settle approximately 3,500 claims involving the toxic Teflon chemical C-8 once made at DuPont's Washington Works plant near Parkersburg for $670.70 million. A news release from Chemours Monday said the agreement "resolves all indemnification obligations between Chemours and DuPont for all of the approximately 3,500 claims in the Ohio multi-district litigation" adding the settlement "is not in any way an admission of liability or fault by DuPont or Chemours."

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  12. Justice's Greenbrier, Glade Springs step aside on tourism matching grantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | West Virginia Metro

    The Greenbrier and Glade Springs resorts, both owned and run by new Gov. Jim Justice and his family, are sitting out the latest round of advertising matching grants awarded by the state Division of Tourism. Neither The Greenbrier nor Glade Springs has submitted grant applications for the funding year, confirmed Andrea Bond, communications specialist for the tourism division.

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  13. Behind on donations, United Way of Central WV asks for more helpRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 12 | West Virginia Metro

    Just a few weeks out from the conclusion of its annual fundraising effort, the United Way is $300,000 below its goal. United Way of Central West Virginia had hoped to raise $1.9 million by March 31 to support its partner agencies and their work for state residents in need.

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  14. 'Mountain Stage' host Larry Groce says programming sends...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 12 | West Virginia Metro

    Gov. Jim Justice's proposed budget goes heavy on taxes and small on cuts, but he's already getting pushback over some of the cuts. Under particular scrutiny is a proposed $4.6 million cut to the Educational Broadcasting Authority, the agency responsible for West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Mountain Stage and other programming.

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  15. Stand-alone Starbucks, stone's throw from Civic Center, ready to openRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 11 | West Virginia Metro

    Starting at 5:30 a.m. next Friday, Kanawha Valley coffee cravers with a hankering for Starbucks can drive through for a cup of wake-me-up. The drive-through Starbucks, one of the first in West Virginia, has been in development since last summer just three blocks from the newly-remodeled Charleston Town Center. 17 comments

  16. Now asphalt company takes aim at DOH over its criticisms of MorriseyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 10 | West Virginia Metro

    Asphalt companies being sued by the state are defending the time Attorney General Patrick Morrisey took to decide whether to jump into the lawsuit and criticizing the state Department of Highways for plowing ahead. If you're keeping track of the different parties criticizing each other over the asphalt lawsuits filed last fall, you probably need a flow chart.

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  17. Here's how Justice's 'alternative budget' would have lookedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | West Virginia Metro

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Gov. Jim Justice's administration presented to reporters Wednesday and has been presenting to members of the House and Senate finance committees today an "alternative budget."

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  18. Highways lawyer writes that Morrisey was asked three times to jump in on asphalt lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 8 | West Virginia Metro

    A lawyer for the state Department of Highways says Attorney General Patrick Morrisey was asked on multiple occasions about leading the state's entry into an antitrust lawsuit against asphalt companies. The Attorney General's participation in the lawsuit has been questioned for months, first by Morrisey's Democratic opponent in last fall's election and then by state legislators who wanted to know why the highways department hired private counsel Bailey & Glasser to lead the lawsuit.

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  19. 'Original guy' Justice says he'll bring casual style to serious policy speechRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 8 | West Virginia Metro

    Over the years, the West Virginia governor's State of the State speech has grown pretty predictable. Stand behind lectern, read from teleprompter, hit high points of accomplishments, wait for applause, recognize four or five notable citizens in the audience and sketch out some budget and policy goals for the weeks ahead.

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  20. Governor Justice responds to school board resignations via TwitterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 1 | West Virginia Metro

    We're in a new age, where elected figures can tell you what they're thinking in a series of tweets. Gov. Jim Justice just appointed three new members to the state school board and now will appoint two more after Tuesday night's unexpected resignations of board President Mike Green and vice president Lloyd Jackson.

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