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At the WV Legislature: House Committee on Finance advances six bills to reallocate state funds

By Matt Young, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A total of six bills relating to the reallocation of funding were advanced Monday, during an expedited meeting of the House Committee on Finance.  HB 3013, which seeks to authorize Jefferson County Commissioners to levy a “special district excise tax,” was[Read More…]

Opinion: West Virginia ratepayers are not paying for the FirstEnergy bribery scandal in Ohio

By Charlotte Lane, chair West Virginia Public Service Commission You may have heard about the FirstEnergy bribery scandal in Ohio.  Federal prosecutors have accused the former speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives of leading a FirstEnergy supported effort to pass a billion dollar bailout of its nuclear plants.  As[Read More…]

At the WV Legislature: Senate Judiciary advances Securities Restitution Assistance Fund – SB 576

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A bill designed to provide some financial relief for state residents who have become victims of investment scams is progressing through the legislative process.  On Wednesday, SB 576 (Securities Restitution Assistance Fund), was advanced by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Championed by[Read More…]

At the WV Legislature: House Committee on Economic Development and Tourism debates eminent domain, approves $30 million for business development

By Matt Young, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The House Committee on Economic Development and Tourism, on Tuesday, advanced five bills, including SB 160 – which resulted in over an hour of debate regarding the merits of eminent domain for creating or enhancing rail trails.  As explained by House[Read More…]

WV Department of Education and WVU launch program to recruit teachers to West Virginia

WVUToday MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The West Virginia Public Education Collaborative, in partnership with West Virginia University and the West Virginia Department of Education, is working to make West Virginia a destination for new teachers. Amid a critical teacher shortage, a team of education experts from the three organizations is exploring a new approach to[Read More…]

At the WV Legislature: ‘Restitution Assistance Fund’ to provide partial financial relief to scam victims

By Matt Young, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – W.Va. State Auditor John “JB” McCuskey, several state legislators and representatives from AARP-WV, in a press conference on Tuesday, announced the creation of a “restitution assistance fund” to provide partial financial relief to scam victims.  “We all know that people receive[Read More…]

At the WV Legislature: Senate Workforce Committee hears Senator Roberts presentation on improving workforce participation

WV Press News Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Senate Workforce Committee Chairman Senator Rollan Roberts, R-Raleigh, presented his program today during the committee meeting: “An Innovative approach to enhancing the Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR) in WV.” Roberts said West Virginia is failing in helping its retirees, senior citizens and[Read More…]

Las Noticias en tu idioma con Sergio Rodriquez

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Hola, familias latinas en West Virginia. Queremos introducir con ustedes nuestro proyecto de noticias de nuestro estado en tu idioma, nuestro segmento tendrá como nombre LAS NOTICIAS EN TU IDIOMA, presentado por el periodista Sergio Rodríguez. Sigue nuestras redes sociales para mayor información.

At the WV Legislature: Senate Health and Human Resources Committee advanced legislation to phase in PEIA 80/20 employer/employee contribution

SB 268 also sets minimum level of reimbursement to all medical providers at 110% of the Medicare rate By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – In an effort to keep PEIA solvent, the Senate Committee on Health and Human Resources advanced a committee substitute of the West Virginia[Read More…]

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