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WV Legislative Interims: Committee on Children and Families hears DHHR and other presentations

By Matt Young, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The State Legislature’s Joint Committee on Children and Families, on Tuesday, heard testimony from human service professionals, on topics ranging from adult healthcare, to the state’s foster care system.   Legislative Healthcare Advisor Jeremiah Samples was first to address the committee, and[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: Health Committee looks at use of opioid lawsuit settlements

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – With over $867 million coming to the state from opioid lawsuit settlements, an ever-increasing need for effective statewide substance abuse recovery facilities, continual mental health support for residents, and strong medical cannabis permit guidelines, the Legislative Joint Committee on Health had[Read More…]

W.Va. Legislature’s April Interim meetings start today at

WV Press News Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature’s April Interim meetings start today at 1 p.m. at the Capitol. The schedule and agendas are as follows: Sunday, April 16, 2023 Convene Adjourn Committee Location 01:00 PM 03:00 PM Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability – Agenda Senate Finance 01:00[Read More…]

WV Press Interview: President Gee and administration look at how to make WVU a smaller, more efficient institution 

University’s projected enrollment decline of 5,000 over the next decade could require a $75 million adjustment to annual budget By Don Smith, WV Press Association Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles from a WV Press Association interview with WVU President Gordon Gee on the State[Read More…]

Media Advisory: WVU to host American Collegiate Horsemen’s Association National Convention

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University has issued the following media advisory: WHAT: West Virginia University will host the American Collegiate Horsemen’s Association National Convention, drawing students from across the country to learn about the horse industry and develop leadership skills. WHO: Members of the WVU Collegiate Horsemen’s Association, WVU Equine Studies Program in the Davis College of Agriculture,[Read More…]

West Virginia PEIA Finance Board public hearing set for Martinsburg; See plan handout here

Four meetings scheduled around the state; board decision expected on Thursday WV Press News Sharing CHARLESTON, W.VA. — In light of recent benefit changes enacted by the West Virginia Legislature, the state’s Public Employees Insurance Agency will be making changes to the Plan Year 2024 Financial Plan (effective July 1, 2023). [Read More…]

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…]

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