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  • W.Va. lawmakers OK proposal to scale back prevailing wage

    West Virginia House delegates approved a scale-back of the state's prevailing wage for public construction projects Saturday — a bill that's now just a step or two from heading to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.
  • Tax cuts, testing, even booze, make Legislature's agenda

    Tax cuts, testing, even booze, make Legislature's agenda
    Cable and cellphone bills could be trimmed, the cost of textbooks cut, and testing in public schools reduced. Water and land policy may be overhauled, medical marijuana legalized, and beer and liquor laws loosened. As state lawmakers gather Tuesday to...

    GOP leaders are struggling to show they really are in charge

    Two months into full Republican control of Congress, GOP leaders are struggling to demonstrate they really are in charge. The stunning House defeat Friday of a three-week spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security exposed Speaker John Boehner'...

    Officials eye allowing liquor licensees to hold office

    A Naperville City Council candidate who put his campaign on hiatus so he could press to have a local legal glitch addressed will have his effort move forward to the council members this week. Jimmy Bergeron, who holds the liquor licenses for Jimmy's...

    Lawmakers may end tax break on jet fuel, to Delta's dismay

    Georgia lawmakers may eliminate a tax break for airlines buying jet fuel at the world's busiest airport, setting up a face-off with one of the state's largest employers, Atlanta-based Delta Airlines. The latest version of the bill from Republican Rep....