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Governor’s office releases video of alleged West Virginia State Trooper casino theft

By Roger Adkins, HD Media CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Governor’s Office released surveillance footage Tuesday from a casino that allegedly shows an off-duty West Virginia State Police trooper stealing money that was left behind by another person. The release of the footage comes a day after Gov. Jim Justice announced the forced resignation[Read More…]

U.S. Senators Manchin and Barrasso introduce bipartisan America’s Outdoor Recreation Act 

WV Press Release Sharing WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin, D-WV, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, and John Barrasso, R-WY, Ranking Member of the Senate ENR Committee, introduced America’s Outdoor Recreation Act of 2023 (AORA).  Originally introduced in the 117th Congress as the Outdoor Recreation Act, the bipartisan legislation[Read More…]

Opinion: Economic Development Secretary Carmichael sees new industries finding a welcoming home in West Virginia

Dear Editor, Great jobs, abundant opportunities, and new industries are finding a welcoming home in West Virginia. On a regional, national, and international scale, our state is winning new business at a torrid clip. West Virginia is beating states many times our size and delivering incredible victories for our citizens.[Read More…]

WV Legislature completes 332 bills during 2023 session; Governor has up to 15 days to consider legislation

WV Press News Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — During the first session of the 86th West Virginia Legislature, legislative staff reports 332 bills were advanced – 203 House Bills, 129 Senate Bills – to Governor JIm Justice’s consideration. Legislative staff noted the bills include adopting a budget during the regular legislative session for the[Read More…]

At the WV Legislature: House debates SB 523 – Use of Economic Development Project Fund to provide incentives to businesses and site development assistance

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – On day 59 of the state’s 86th Legislature, tensions were high in the House as delegates debated bills on third reading. One heavily debated bill, the committee substitute of SB 523, was ultimately passed with 83 votes, but not before some[Read More…]

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…]

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…]