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Morgantown city council explores merging city and county elections

Posted: Feb 24 2018 - 2:06 PM

MORGANTOWN — Monongalia County Clerk Carye Blaney said she’s been a proponent of municipalities bringing their elections in line with the county since taking office in 2007.Furthermore, Blaney said, a municipality like Morgantown could do...

Medical Cannabis Act fix goes to full House

Posted: Feb 24 2018 - 8:51 AM

CHARLESTON — A bill to fix some flaws in the Medical Cannabis Act and make the program more free-market friendly passed the House Judiciary Committee on Feb. 23 and will go to the full House. HB 4345 has bipartisan sponsorship. It creases...

Mon Commission continues to try to track liquor and wine tax

Posted: Feb 24 2018 - 8:06 AM

MORGANTOWN — The Monongalia County Commission’s legislative efforts tied to the collection and reporting of wine and liquor taxes has picked up considerable steam. A committee substitute for Senate Bill 275 is up for third reading on Feb....

City council names six to new Health & Wellness Commission

Posted: Feb 23 2018 - 8:27 AM

MORGANTOWN — From more than 30 applicants city council selected the inaugural lineup of its new Morgantown Health & Wellness Commission. The issue was one of a handful of action items addressed during council’s most recent regular ses...

House passes bill to fund PEIA

Posted: Feb 23 2018 - 8:23 AM

CHARLESTON — The House of Delegates on Feb. 22 unanimously passed HB 4625, the bill to devote a portion of annual surplus funds to the PEIA Financial Stability Fund. But it took 90 minutes of partisan finger pointing to get there. Both side...

Senate talks tax bill, hemp industry

Posted: Feb 22 2018 - 8:14 AM

CHARLESTON — The state Senate had a relatively light calendar Wednesday morning, passing one bill dealing with tax credits and a resolution promoting the industrial hemp industry. The bill is SB 477. It requires any new tax credits approved...