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West Virginia announces Commercial Metals Company to build $450 million micro steelmaking mill in Berkeley County

WV Press Release SharingCHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice and Commercial Metals Company (CMC) today announced that Berkeley County will be the home of the company’s fourth micro mill. The facility, projected to cost approximately $450 million, will produce rebar and is projected to begin operations in late 2025. “I am thrilled to welcome[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: Committee on Health hears Direct Care Taskforce recommendations on workforce recruitment and retention

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature’s Joint Committee on Health on this week heard Direct Care Taskforce recommendations on methods to drive workforce recruitment and retention. Industry experts asked lawmakers to consider policy recommendations geared toward improving overall healthcare-delivery for West Virginians.  Gaylene[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: Committee on Health hears testimony on the federal investigation into the WVDHHR

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va – The West Virginia Legislature’s Joint Committee on Health met this week during the December Interim meetings to hear testimony concerning the recently announced federal civil rights investigation into the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) on allegations of[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: Joint Commission on Economic Development discusses funding for state’s Build Ready Site Program

By Autumn Shelton, West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Members of the West Virginia Legislature’s Joint Commission on Economic Development were asked during their interim meeting on Tuesday to consider funding the state’s Build Ready Site Program.  “I know everyone comes to you asking for money,” said Vic Sprouse,[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: WVDNR looking at development of ‘very large campground’

By Matt Young, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature’s Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Subcommittee heard testimony Monday from James Bailey, acting secretary of the W.Va. Department of Commerce, and Brad Reid, chief of West Virginia State Parks, regarding the implementation of House Bill 4408.  Under[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interim Report: Committee discussions address retirement, pension payments

By Autumn Shelton, West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Legislature discussions surrounding a possible one-time supplemental payment and a cost-of-living increase for state retirees in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and the Teachers Retirement System (TRS) are ongoing as legislators prepare for their upcoming session.  During[Read More…]

Save the Date: WV Press Legislative Lookahead set for Friday, Jan. 6, in Charleston

WV Press Legislative Media Social is Feb. 2, Convention is Aug. 11-12 WV Press News Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The annual West Virginia Press Association Legislative Lookahead is set for Friday, Jan. 6, in-person at the West Virginia Culture Center on the Capitol Complex in Charleston.  The preview of the 2023 Legislative[Read More…]

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