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WV Legislative Interims: Joint Standing Committee on Health hears about need for child protective services workers

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Following passage of two new statutes and the implementation of multiple initiatives, the state’s Child Protective Service (CPS) worker vacancy rate has decreased 14 percent since January, according to West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services Bureau for Social Services[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: Committee on Economic Development and Tourism hears reports on wineries and garbage collection

WV Press Staff Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Economic Development and Tourism, on Monday, began its meeting with a presentation regarding West Virginia’s vineyard and winery industry. Mike Crate with the Rusty Nail Winery in Berkeley County, and  Chris Cosco, with Wind Down[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: Committee on Children and Families hears presentations on affordable housing issues and food insecurity

By Autumn Shelton, West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – During their Monday interim session, members of the West Virginia Legislative Joint Committee on Children and Families heard presentations on both affordable housing issues and food insecurity in the Mountain State.  The first speaker, Craig Petry, executive director of Community[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: Committee on Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority discusses Nonviolent Offense Parole program

WV Press Staff Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature’s Oversight Committee on Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority, on Sunday, discussed the Nonviolent Offense Parole program, as well as the implementation of HB 3078 – which relates to the responsibilities of the Parole Board – with Division of[Read More…]

Media Advisory: Gov. Justice issues proclamation calling for Special Session of the West Virginia Legislature to convene today at 4 p.m.

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice has issued a proclamation calling for the West Virginia Legislature to convene in Special Session at 4 p.m. today: Sunday, Aug. 6. An form email from the Governor announcing the Special Session went out to the media at 3:28 p.m. today. “The[Read More…]

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin files Amicus Brief with U.S. Supreme Court in support of Mountain Valley Pipeline

WV Press Release Sharing WASHINGTON, D.C. —  U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-WV, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, filed an Amicus Curiae — Friend of the Court — brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC’s, emergency application to vacate the stays of[Read More…]

West Virginia State Treasurer Moore announces record-shattering $26.8 million in unclaimed property returned in past fiscal year

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State Treasurer Riley Moore has announced his Office’s Unclaimed Property Division returned a new record-high $26.8 million worth of unclaimed property to individuals, businesses and organizations during the last fiscal year – over $8 million more than the previous record set during the[Read More…]

Gov. Justice: West Virginia shatters all-time financial records

Fiscal Year 2023 closes at $1.8 billion over estimate WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice announced today that West Virginia’s cumulative revenue collections for Fiscal Year 2023 will come in at $1.8 billion over estimate – shattering the all-time record for biggest single-year revenue surplus in state history for[Read More…]

West Virginia Day: State’s 160th birthday celebration starting at noon today at Culture Center

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, WV – West Virginians are invited to the State Culture Center at the Capitol Complex in Charleston today to celebrate West Virginia’s 160th birthday. The first 160 people to arrive will receive a limited edition 160th birthday commemorative gift handmade by local artisans with the Black[Read More…]

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