Storage Facilities http://wvpublic.org en Delegates Want Special Session Focusing On Water, House Speaker & Judiciary Chair Disagree http://wvpublic.org/post/delegates-want-special-session-focusing-water-house-speaker-judiciary-chair-disagree <p></p><p>Delegate Meshea Poore has asked Governor Earl Ray Tomblin to call a special session to focus solely on legislation to protect the state’s water supply. She's received bipartisan support in her request from more than 20 delegates, including many from the nine counties directly affected by the water crisis.</p><p>However, House Speaker Tim Miley and Judiciary Chair Tim Manchin disagree and say that deliberations on <a href="http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Status/bills_history.cfm?INPUT=373&amp;year=2014&amp;sessiontype=RS">Senate Bill 373 </a>will continue.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:59:45 +0000 Dave Mistich 7890 at http://wvpublic.org Delegates Want Special Session Focusing On Water, House Speaker & Judiciary Chair Disagree House Looks at Senate Water Protection Bill, Charleston CVB Hopes to Shake Water Stigma, & More http://wvpublic.org/post/house-looks-senate-water-protection-bill-charleston-cvb-hopes-shake-water-stigma-more <p>The House of Delegates went through 60 items on their daily calendar on "Crossover Day," the last day for bills to be out of their house of origin. But, House Judiciary heard from environmental consulting firm Downstream Strategies as they examined Senate Bill 373, the bill that would regulate above-ground storage facilities. The Senate votes on 11 bills, debates three possible Constitutional Amendments, and also votes on the teacher pay raise bill. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:51:06 +0000 Dave Mistich 7800 at http://wvpublic.org House Looks at Senate Water Protection Bill, Charleston CVB Hopes to Shake Water Stigma, & More Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Talks Chemical Spill Investigation, Legislative Audits, & More http://wvpublic.org/post/attorney-general-patrick-morrisey-talks-chemical-spill-investigation-legislative-audits-more <p>The Senate moves a bill to make pseudoephedrine prescription-only, the House of Delegates weighs public comments in regards to the Senate's water protection and above-ground storage tank regulation bill, and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey talks about a his office's investigation on the chemical spill, price gouging, and the need for more legislative audits.</p><p></p><p><a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/legtodaypodcast">Subscribe to the podcast</a>&nbsp;for daily downloads of the program.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 00:14:23 +0000 Dave Mistich 6632 at http://wvpublic.org Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Talks Chemical Spill Investigation, Legislative Audits, & More State Senate Majority Leader: Governor's Bill Shields Chemical Industry http://wvpublic.org/post/state-senate-majority-leader-governors-bill-shields-chemical-industry <p>A West Virginia Senate leader thinks the governor's proposal to prevent chemical spills caters to industry interests.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Senate Majority Leader John Unger says Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's bill doesn't do enough to register and inspect above-ground storage tanks.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Tomblin's measure responds to Freedom Industries' Jan. 9 spill, which contaminated the water supply for 300,000 people.<br />&nbsp; Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:55:24 +0000 Associated Press 5914 at http://wvpublic.org State Senate Majority Leader: Governor's Bill Shields Chemical Industry Minority Leaders Sen. Mike Hall & Del. Tim Armstead Discuss GOP Plans in 2014 http://wvpublic.org/post/minority-leaders-sen-mike-hall-del-tim-armstead-discuss-gop-plans-2014 <p></p><p>The House of Delegates passes HB 4175, which would provide funding to small businesses in the wake an emergency, Senate Majority Leader John Unger introduces a bill that would require above ground storage facilities of chemicals to be inspected, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey faces off with the Senate Finance Committee over abortion in a budget hearing, and Minority Leaders Sen. Mike Hall and Del. Tim Armstead speak about issues important to their party this session.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 00:13:10 +0000 Dave Mistich 5693 at http://wvpublic.org Minority Leaders Sen. Mike Hall & Del. Tim Armstead Discuss GOP Plans in 2014