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The West Virginia Legislature reached the end of its 60-day session on March 12, 2016, without an agreement on the state’s budget. As required by the state’s constitution, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has issued a proclamation of a three-day extended […]

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A bill to increase campaign contribution limits hit a roadblock this week in the West Virginia Senate after Democrats successfully added amendments requiring greater disclosure. The Republican-inspired measure, Senate Bill 408, would increase the limit on contributions to state office […]

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The West Virginia Ethics Commission announced a one-hour training course on the Ethics Act. Lobbyists new to West Virginia must complete this course within 90 days of registration and all other lobbyists must complete one training course during the registration […]

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The West Virginia Legislature adjourned on Saturday, March 14, 2015, concluding its 60-day statutory session. The House and the Senate reconvened briefly to begin an extended budget session on March 15. The only bill to be considered is House Bill […]

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The state Ethics Commission unanimously approved Rebecca Stepto as its next executive director. The decision comes after a six-week search involving 15 candidates. Stepto, the current interim executive director, is the fifth person to hold the position.

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Governor Earl Ray Tomblin will not call a special legislative session to make changes to a new law regulating above-ground storage tanks. The law, created in response to the chemical contamination of drinking water for 300,000 people, sets a January […]

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Agrees not to enforce law

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Ends on or before April 19

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Will remain in position until new executive director selected

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October 3, 2012  •  

Campaign Finance Laws Challenged

First Amendment challenges a common thread

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Violates free speech rights of candidates receiving private contributions

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March 28, 2012  •  

The Latest Redistricting News

Today we have news on redistricting issues from nine states:

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March 12, 2012  •  

State Legislative Sessions Update

Four state legislatures report end to sessions

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Because of the social media capabilities of the latest mobile devices, the West Virginia Legislature is putting out a reminder to lawmakers about the ban on electronic communications during floor sessions.

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