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U.S. Senators Manchin and Capito, both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, vote to secure a number of West Virginia priorities in a bipartisan appropriations package

Funding included for WVU, Marshall, WVSOM and numerous other schools and projects WV Press Association Sharing Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito, members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, voted to secure a number of West Virginia priorities in a bipartisan appropriations package, which included the Fiscal Year[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: Health and Human Resources Accountability committee hears update on DHHR

WV Press Staff Report WHEELING, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislative Oversight Commission on Health and Human Resources Accountability (LOCHHRA), on Sunday, met at The Health Plan’s Wheeling offices to hear status updates regarding the transformation of the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR).   Dr. Sherri Young, who currently[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: Committee on Technology and Infrastructure updated on PSC’s investigation into water utility fire hydrant practices

Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Charlotte Lane, chairwoman of West Virginia’s Public Service Commission (PSC), on Tuesday, provided members of the legislative interim Joint Standing Committee on Technology and Infrastructure with an update on the PSC’s investigation into the state’s water utility fire hydrant practices.  According to[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: Committee on Children and Families updated on vaccine requirements in various states

WV Press Staff Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. – “All 50 states, and the District of Columbia, require certain immunizations to attend schools, but some of the specific immunizations they require vary by state.” That’s what Shannon Kolman, senior health policy specialist with the National Coalition of State Legislators (NCSL) told state[Read More…]

WV Legislature Interims: Committee on Manufacturing and Energy hears presentation on governmental trends, coal development industry

WV Press Staff Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Manufacturing and Energy, on Monday, heard a presentation from  Coal Association President Chris Hamilton regarding governmental trends and the overall market of the coal development industry. Hamilton began by thanking legislators for “all the pro-coal[Read More…]

West Virginia Legislative Interims: Questions remain on financial aid for eastern Kanawha County

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Kanawha County officials are still awaiting response from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to determine if financial aid will be provided for the severe flooding that occurred on Aug. 26 and Aug. 28 in the eastern part of the county.[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interim Report: Mountaineer Trail Network Authority explained

WV Press Staff Report CHARLESTON, W.Va – The West Virginia Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Economic Development and Tourism got an update from the Mountaineer Trail Network Authority on Sunday, during the first day of the October Interim Session. Mountaineer Trail Network Authority Executive Director Andrew Walker spoke to the[Read More…]

Political Advisory: Delegate Brandon Steele to seek Circuit Judge seat in West Virginia’s 10th Judicial Circuit

Steele: “I feel strongly that this is the next stage in my life”  By Autumn Shelton, West Virginia Press Association BECKLEY, W.Va. – Del. Brandon Steele, R-Raleigh, has announced his candidacy for circuit court judge in Raleigh County’s 10th Judicial Circuit. As a result, Steele will not be seeking re-election[Read More…]

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