Political Subdivisions advances four bills that would impact municipalities

By Matt Young, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The House Committee on Political Subdivisions, on Wednesday, advanced four bills that would impact municipalities.  Sponsored by Del. Geno Chiarelli, R-Monongalia, HB 2782 would require that all municipal elections be held on the same day as state elections. However, Del. Evan Hansen, D-Monongalia, expressed his concerns […]

Senate passes bipartisan tax relief bill

By Matthew Young, RealWV CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Senate convened for a second time on Wednesday to adopt their version of a personal income tax (PIT) reduction plan (SB 424), making it the third such plan to be proposed during the current legislative session.  However, unlike the plan adopted by the House of Delegates, the […]

THE BACK PEW: Sparks fly at halftime

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By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV February 8, 2023 It’s officially halftime under the dome! This is day 30 of the 60-day legislative session. And it began with a bang this morning!  COMPETING TAX CUT PLANS. Senate Republicans and Democrats joined together in a press conference to present their tax cut plan. The main parts are: 15% […]

Senate Releases Comprehensive Plan to Provide Tax Relief to West Virginians

PRESS RELEASE: This information was released at 10:41 a.m. on Feb. 8. RealWV will provide updates regarding this developing situation as additional information becomes available. CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Senate today announced its plan to reduce the tax burden of West Virginians by approximately $600 million through a combination of tax reductions that will […]

Jeff Jones

Born with spinal meningitis, Jeff Jones nearly died as an infant. As a result, he has lived with life-long disabilities including hearing loss. Yet, he shows up to work every day at Kroger and keeps close tabs on all of his customers. “You haven’t been here to see me in a while!” he often says […]

Cut-off low possible this weekend

By Jason Christian, Blue Weather & RealWV A cut-off low is expected this weekend. A cut-off low, sometimes referred to as the weatherman’s woe, is defined as a closed upper-level low which has become completely displaced from basic westerly current, and moves independently of that current. This could create snow potential in the Mid Atlantic. […]