Senate budget makes way for tax cuts, includes raises, puts a billion into surplus spending

By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews Senators today started consideration of West Virginia’s general revenue budget, leaving room for the possibility of a tax cut. “It contemplates the largest tax cut to the citizens of West Virginia in the history of West Virginia, passing the Senate,” Senate Finance Chairman Eric Tarr, R-Putnam, said while describing the bill […]

GEHS  InvenTeam among winners of Samsung Solve for Tomorrow STEM Competition

PRESS RELEASE: The Greenbrier East High School InvenTeam has been named one of 50 State Winners in the 13th Annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition, receiving a $12,000 prize package. Solve for Tomorrow is a national competition that challenges U.S. public school students in grades 6-12 to explore the role science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) can […]

Senate Government Organization Committee looks at locality pay legislation

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Seven bills advanced out of the legislature’s Senate Government Organization Committee on Thursday, including one discussing possible locality pay for correctional officers, one that amends the sales prices for publicly auctioned lands, and one relating to raising the surcharge on fire and casualty insurance policies.  First […]