Sen. Mike Caputo will not seek re-election in 2024

PRESS RELEASE After nearly three decades in the West Virginia Legislature, state Senator Mike Caputo has decided not to seek another term. “It has been truly humbling that the people of my region have shown such faith in me all these years, and I have been extremely proud to represent them,” Caputo said. “I intend […]

OPINION: Inclusion, some limits may apply?


OPINION by Senator Mike Caputo (D-Marion) In a recent radio interview about some of the socially divisive laws just passed by the Legislature’s Republican-led supermajority, West Virginia GOP Chairwoman Elgine McArdle was asked whether our state might now be viewed as less inclusive. She responded, “Inclusiveness is a funny term.”    That made me pause a […]

Senate adopts new unemployment restrictions

By Matthew Young, RealWV January 23, 2023 CHARLESTON, W.VA. – The W.Va. Senate, on Monday, passed the Committee Substitute for SB 59 – which seeks to add additional restrictions to, and shorten the length of unemployment benefits.  As explained by Sen. Jack David Woodrum, R-Summers, the Committee Substitute adds two provisions to “to increase the […]