Senate approves plan to fund Form Energy’s ‘reversible rusting’ battery plant

By Matthew Young, RealWV CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Senate, on Wednesday, passed a controversial $290 million appropriation bill to fund Form Energy’s “reversible rusting” battery plant in Hancock County. Designated as HB 2882 and sponsored by House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, the bill was previously passed in the House of Delegates by a vote of […]

House Education Committee approves plan to expand Hope Scholarship eligibility

By Matthew Young, RealWV CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The House Education Committee, on Wednesday, advanced legislation which would expand eligibility of West Virginia’s Hope Scholarship program to include all school-age children in the state.  As explained by House counsel, “This bill (HB 2619) removes language requiring any non-public school enrollment, and allows all elementary and secondary […]

THE BACK PEW–Watch out for the quiet ones

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By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV February 16, 2023 They say you should always watch out for the quiet ones. That’s especially true of legislation. Because politicians try and get you to look left while they’re pulling a trick to your right.   Here are some bills I’m watching right now.  COAL SEVERANCE TAX CUT. SB168 passed the […]

Senate Judiciary advances Securities Restitution Assistance Fund

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A bill designed to provide some financial relief for state residents who have become victims of investment scams is progressing through the legislative process.  On Wednesday, SB 576 (Securities Restitution Assistance Fund), was advanced by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Championed by those with AARP-WV, the purpose […]

Moderate rainfall forecasted today

By Jason Christian, Blue Weather & RealWV We have a decent amount of rainfall moving into the area today. We have been forecasted to see up to 1.5” by tonight. Western counties will be a little windy today because of some severe storms to our west. For the full forecast click here: