U.S. Senator Capito announces Congressionally directed spending award for the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) award from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to acquire a modern storage and viewing facility to help properly maintain the most comprehensive[Read More…]

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has gallbladder surgery on Monday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The office of issued the following statement on Monday: “Gov. Jim Justice underwent routine and successful gallbladder removal surgery this afternoon. Despite never having gallbladder issues before, he had a sudden flare-up last Thursday evening. After consultation with his doctors, they recommended it be removed.”  Gov. Justice is currently[Read More…]

At the WV Legislature: Senate Health and Human Resources Committee looks at tracking OTC medicines and ‘benefit cliffs’ impact on the direct care workforce

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Senate Health and Human Resources Committee moved along four bills on Tuesday, including one to continue tracking over-the-counter cold and flu medicine purchases, and advanced a committee resolution to determine the impact that “benefit cliffs” have on the direct care[Read More…]

At the WV Legislature: Senate Workforce Committee hears Senator Roberts presentation on improving workforce participation

WV Press News Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Senate Workforce Committee Chairman Senator Rollan Roberts, R-Raleigh, presented his program today during the committee meeting: “An Innovative approach to enhancing the Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR) in WV.” Roberts said West Virginia is failing in helping its retirees, senior citizens and[Read More…]

OPINION: Finding West Virginia’s path of recovery

The Huntington Herald-Dispatch reported on Monday that West Virginia’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research has issued their annual “Economic Outlook” report, and the takeaways are “familiar business woes.” Director John Deskins, who has delivered this annual recap of West Virginia’s economic health for many years, isn’t in the business[Read More…]