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The West Virginia State Capitol at night

West Virginia Governor Vetoes Budget

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – As promised, Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed the budget passed by the Republican-led Legislature. In Wednesday’s veto, Tomblin also announced a deal with the Senate that includes a 65-cent tax increase on cigarettes. He beckoned the House to endorse it. Lawmakers return Sunday. Without a budget, the government shuts… Read More

Indiana Governor Helping WV Hopeful

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is raising cash for Republican Bill Cole’s campaign for West Virginia governor. During Tuesday’s fundraiser in Charleston, Pence praised West Virginia’s passage of right-to-work legislation and legal reforms under Cole, the Senate president. Cole faces Democratic billionaire businessman Jim Justice. Pence is in another of the toughest governor’s races in the country… Read More

Money and a pen

Funds Headed To WV Mine Workers

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal labor officials say another $4.3 million is heading into West Virginia to help out-of-work coal miners. A U.S. Department of Labor news release Tuesday says the National Dislocated Worker Grant money will go to WorkForce West Virginia. The release says West Virginia has previously received $10.7 million combined since 2012… Read More