- Lawmakers vote to make W. Virginia right-to-work state Updated: Feb-12-16 4:35 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia, a suffering coal mining state shaped by the sometimes-bloody history of its organized labor, is set to become the 26th state with a so-called right-to-work law.
- Governor frustrated by lack of effort to fill budget hole Updated: Feb-11-16 4:27 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - About halfway through the 60-day legislative session, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is expressing frustration that lawmakers haven't considered options to plug a massive budget hole.
- WVa gov: likely no state carbon plan until after court cases Updated: Feb-10-16 12:17 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin doesn't expect West Virginia to submit compliance plans for carbon emissions standards from coal-fired power plants while the federal regulation remains in court proceedings.
- West Virginia House approves permitless concealed gun bill Updated: Feb-08-16 5:18 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - After the bill was vetoed last year, a proposal to allow carrying a concealed gun without a permit in West Virginia passed its first major test Monday.
- West Virginia features packed ballot for 2016 election Updated: Feb-03-16 1:58 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The ballot is almost set for a pivotal election in West Virginia.
- Coal executive demands tax break for industry in free-fall Updated: Jan-27-16 4:42 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The chief executive of one of the nation's largest coal producers, Murray Energy, made an emotional call Wednesday for steep cuts in state mining taxes to support an industry in free-fall.
- Murray urges bigger cut than West Virginia governor laid out Updated: Jan-26-16 5:29 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin plans to give struggling coal producers a break by dropping a tax used to pay off a workers' compensation debt.
- The Latest: West Virginia lawmakers return following storm Updated: Jan-25-16 12:27 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The latest on the aftermath of the snowstorm in West Virginia (all times local):
- Governor's budget suggests hikes on tobacco, phone taxes Updated: Jan-13-16 8:15 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - As the struggling coal industry and low natural gas prices continue to hurt state tax revenues, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is proposing to balance the budget by raising taxes on tobacco products, starting to tax phone usage and tapping into state reserves for a third time in three years.