Blair has Karnes removed from Senate Chamber during bizarre floor session

By Matthew Young, RealWV CHARLESTON, W.Va. – In what can only be described as a bizarre start to day 59 of the 2023 legislative session, Sen. Robert Karnes, R-Randolph, was removed from the Senate Chamber at the direction of Senate President Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, after Karnes repeatedly shouted objections from his seat.  Karnes, who was […]

Senate approves pay raise for governor, all other constitutional office-holders

By Matthew Young, RealWV CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Senate, on Friday, passed an amended version of HB 3135 – a bill which seeks to increase the salaries of the governor, as well as the state’s other constitutional office-holders at the beginning of the next elected term.  As explained by Sen. Eric Tarr, R-Putnam, the amendment, […]

Senators pass bill capping ‘deliberate intent’ damages in workplace accidents

By Brad McElhinny, WV Metronews March 10, 2023 With continued questions and pushback, senators passed a bill to limit non-economic damages in cases where injured workers can prove deliberate intent by employers who cut corners on safety. “Deliberate intent is the worst of the worst cases,” said Senator Laura Wakim Chapman, R-Ohio, arguing against the bill. […]