Dan Heyman - West Virginia Strong

Mitch Carmichael Claims Credit For Teacher Pay Raises He Struggled To Stop

Digging Deeper Charleston, WV – Last week, West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael tried to take credit for the public employee pay raises he was a major obstacles to. Another state senator – one that backed the pay increases teachers went on strike to win – called that “laughable.” Continue reading

Slowrolling Impeachment

Digging Deeper Charleston, WV – Governor Jim Justice has thrown cold water on what critics are describing as a GOP plan to slow-walk the likely impeachment of West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry. But Senate President Mitch Carmichael says there is no such plan to slow the process to ensure whoever takes Loughry’s seat would not have to stand for election this fall. Continue reading

Legislative Leaders Facing Another Revolt on Medical Marijuana

Digging Deeper Charleston, WV. – Frustrated supporters of medical marijuana, inside and outside the capitol, say they again may have to go outside the normal process to beat what one delegate calls a “backdoor veto of public will.”   Continue reading

Why I Report In WV

Digging Deeper I have been a reporter for thirty years, the last twenty in West Virginia. I’ve worked for West Virginia Public Broadcasting, and since 2009 for the Public News Service. As a freelancer I’ve reported for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vox, and National Public Radio. Continue reading