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House Speaker Tim Miley and his leadership team are forming a Small Business, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development work group with the intent of it becoming a standing committee focusing on those issues when the regular legislative session begins Jan. 8.
The West Virginia Legislature passed House Bill 2014, the Budget Bill, in just three days of an extended session.
Today the Senate completed Senate Bill 105,which would allow rule making authority relating to administration, collection and enforcement of local sales, use and excise taxes by the Tax Commissioner.
The House convened today to consider and pass three bills and adjourn the 1st Extraordinary Session.
The Legislature convened this evening for the 2013 First Extraordinary Session to complete legislation on two bills.

WV.gov Press Releases

Thirty recipients were awarded grants worth $1.8 million through the REAP Recycling Assistance Grants program
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced Diamond Electric is relocating its North American headquarters to West Virginia
Preliminary data collected from game checking stations across the state indicate deer hunters in West Virginia harvested 37,277 bucks during the two-week buck firearms season
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today received recommendations and a final report from the West Virginia Intergovernmental Task Force on Juvenile Justice.
Governor’s One Shot Committee members have presented a check to the Mountaineer Food Bank, representing $65,000 raised during the eighth annual Governor’s One Shot Deer Hunt held Oct. 24-26, 2014.
The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) will conduct a public hearing regarding a proposed transfer of ownership of the Greenbrier Valley Livestock Market in Caldwell to Brandon Myers of Lewisburg.

WV Government News (via TOPIX)

A New Hampshire man faces more than 200 counts charging him with snatching a 14-year-old girl as she walked home from high school last year, imprisoning her and sexually assaulting her over nine months, according... A man used death threats, a stun gun, zip ties and a shock collar to control a teenage girl he's accused of kidnapping at gunpoint, imprisoning and sexually assaulting over nine months, according to indictments... By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer Researchers are reporting another disappointment for efforts to cure infection with the AIDS virus.
A person with direct knowledge of the hiring tells The Associated Press that West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck is joining the NCAA to take a high-ranking position on President Mark Emmert's staff. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because an announcement was being prepared by the NCAA.
Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news. With a traditional newspaper format, more than 100 sites were established each with a newspaper-type name to cover the highest-ranked regions, countries, cities and states.
On Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, the honorable Shelley Moore Capito (who is also now, Senator "elect" Capito rose on the floor of Congress and spoke to the house speaker about Boone County's 23rd district Delegate, Joshua Nelson. Capito stated that, "Mr. Speaker I rise to recognize the valiant effort of a friend and colleague, 2nd Lt.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Vogrin said federal statistics show that West Virginia leads the nation in the number of overdose deaths per capita, a problem that he and others are working to bring under control.
The count that debuted in 1900 gathers data about trends and the general health of the bird population. It started Sunday and runs through Jan. 5. Each year the count mobilizes more than 70,000 volunteers in 2,400 locations.

Secretary of State Press Releases

The West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office is working with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s West Virginia District Office to promote the agency’s 2015 Small Business Week Award nomination process.
The Secretary of State’s Office maintains an online database of all the charitable organizations licensed to solicit donations from West Virginians.
According to West Virginia University’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research, about 42 percent of workers in West Virginia are employed by small businesses.
Hundreds of thousands of West Virginia voters cast their ballot in the 2014 Midterm Election to choose federal representatives, half the State Senate, the entire House of Delegates, and to decide on a proposed amendment to the state constitution.
With all 55 counties reporting, 97,323 people voted during the 10-day Early Voting period in addition to 4,828 absentee ballots being returned voted.
Tens of thousands of people are expected to take advantage of the Early Voting period in the 2014 General Election, which begins Wednesday, October 22 and continues until Saturday, November 1.

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Problems Within The Social Security Administration Are Mounting... by Jack SwintWhat began back in late 2010 as a regional SSA scandal alleging fraud and 'case-fixing' of disability appeal claims with the Office of Disability Adjudication Review (ODAR) office in Huntington WV, now has federal authorities and US Senators focusing their...
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WV Radio & TV

Radio
Metro News Network
WV Public Broadcasting
WHIS (Bluefield)
WWNR (Beckley)
WVWC (Buckhannon)
WCHS (Charleston)
WAJR FM (Clarksburg)
WTBZ (Grafton)
WVHU (Huntington)
WEPM (Martinsburg)
WAJR AM (Morgantown)
WLTP (Parkersburg)
WMOV (Ravenswood)
WRON (Lewisburg)
WEIR (Weirton)
WHAW (Weston)
WWVA (Wheeling)

Television
WOAY-TV (Oak Hill)
WVVA-TV (Blufld/Bckly)
WVNS-TV (Beckley)
WCHS-TV (Charleston)
WOWK-TV (Chas/Hunt)
WVAH-TV (Chas/Hunt)
WBOY-TV (Clrksb/Mrgntn)
WDTV-TV (Clarksburg)
WTAP-TV (Parkersburg)
WTOV-TV (Weirton)
WTRF-TV (Wheeling)

Internet-Based Media
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BluefieldNews.net
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