THE BACK PEW–All hat, no cattle in Charleston

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By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV February 23, 2023 The 2023 regular legislative session is 3/4 complete. So far, it has been, “All hat, no cattle.” Lots of talk with little substance. The final few weeks will be busy, as a very small number of bills have completed the process at this point. Here are several noteworthy […]

Delegates renew big debate about lines between government and religion

By Brad McElhinny, WV Metronews RFRA has returned. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act was a contentious issue at West Virginia’s Legislature in 2016. That year the bill passed the House of Delegates before the state Senate amended it and then voted it down. The concept has returned as House Bill 3042, “Relating to forbidding government limitations on exercise of religion.” […]