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Putnam Sen. Mike Hall now Justice's chief of staff

The News Center (subscription)“Throughout his time as our Senate Finance chairman, he has been a tremendous protector of the taxpayers' dollars, and he will bring...

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West Virginia MetroNews (subscription)State Sen. Mike Hall, R-Putnam, is expected to be named Gov. Jim Justice's next chief of staff, Senate President Mitch Carmichael confirmed...

Charles McElwee: There is no reasoning us out of our political beliefs

(subscription) (subscription)... his book The Blank Slate that “liberal and conservative attitudes are largely, though far from completely, heritable,” not directly, but in “different...

Tobacco tax hike narrowly passes WV Senate

(subscription) (subscription)Chances for passage of a 45-cent-per-pack cigarette tax during the special session took a hit Thursday when the bill (SB 1005) barely survived...

After beating, Ojeda pulls off upset in Senate race

(subscription) (subscription)Despite a firestorm of political attacks from both conservative and union groups in recent weeks, state Senate Majority Leader Mitch Carmichael survived a...

Wages, safety lower in right-to-work states, lawmakers told

(subscription)James Shirk, a research fellow for the conservative Heritage Foundation, agreed that overall wage rates are 3 percent lower in right-to-work states, but said...

Blankenship has high-profile, top-dollar team set to begin defense

(subscription) (subscription)Last year, Taylor represented Lois Lerner, a former Internal Revenue Service official who was called before the House Oversight Committee to discuss her...