Author: WV Press Sharing

At the WV Legislature: House of Delegates concurs to complete FY 2024 Budget; General Revenue Fund – $4,874,575,878

WV Press Release Sharing By Cheyenne DeBolt, West Virginia Legislature CHARLESTON, W.Va.— The West Virginia House of Delegates on Friday concurred to complete legislation on House Bill 2024, Budget Bill. The House and Senate worked to create a compromise within this version of the Budget bill. The Budget is as follows (Department totals for[Read More…]

Media Advisory: WV Press sharing photos of WVSSAC Girls Basketball Tournament; Effort courtesy of Mister Bee Potato Chips

WV Press News Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association will again be providing newspapers with photos of each basketball game at the WVSSAC Girls and Boys State Basketball tournaments. The effort covers all five days, including Saturday’s championship games. The photos are being provided as a member service[Read More…]

West Virginia’s Promise scholars will earn more money for college next year; deadline to apply is May 1

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – In a special meeting this week, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission voted to extend the deadline for current high school seniors to apply for the Promise Scholarship until May 1, 2023. The Commission also approved increasing the award amount for the[Read More…]

At the WV Legislature: Senate Health and Human Resources Committee looks at tracking OTC medicines and ‘benefit cliffs’ impact on the direct care workforce

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Senate Health and Human Resources Committee moved along four bills on Tuesday, including one to continue tracking over-the-counter cold and flu medicine purchases, and advanced a committee resolution to determine the impact that “benefit cliffs” have on the direct care[Read More…]

Our Next Energy to build battery storage system manufacturing facility in Jackson County, W.Va.

Governor Justice makes announcement, points out over 100 new jobs with hiring starting in 2024 WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice announced today that Our Next Energy (ONE), a Michigan-based energy storage technology company, has entered into an agreement with the State of West Virginia to locate its Aries Grid battery[Read More…]

At the WV Legislature: House passes SB-577 to cap copays on insulin; Legislation returns to the Senate

AARP-WV sees support for the legislation, hopes to see it reach the Governor By Matt Young, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia took another big step toward lowering its cap on copays for insulin and other diabetic-devices on Friday, with the House of Delegates passage of Senate Bill (SB)[Read More…]

Ground broken for BHE Renewables’ $500 million solar energy microgrid-powered industrial site in Jackson County, WV

Media Advisory: Project adds more jobs and investment with ONE’s Aries Grid Factory; Formal announcement expected Monday WV Press Release Sharing JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va. — West Virginia state leaders joined the top executives of three companies Saturday to break ground on a project to build the future of American manufacturing[Read More…]

At the WV Legislature: House of Delegates passes bill named for slain Charleston Police Officer Cassie Marie Johnson

Lori Kersey, HD MediaCHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill Friday that would make it a felony punishable by up to life in prison to obstruct a police officer or other first responder in a way that results in their death.The House unanimously passed SB 490[Read More…]

At the WV Legislature: Senate Workforce Committee gets feedback on soft jobs for seniors program

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – In an effort to increase the state’s workforce participation rate, members of the Senate Workforce Committee met on Friday to hear from various agency leaders regarding their potential participation in a soft jobs for seniors program.  This program, first presented in[Read More…]