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New House Committee to Cultivate Small Business Growth 11-20-2013 10:17
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.
2013 Budget Bill and Monongalia County TIF Bill Passage 04-22-2013 08:05
The West Virginia Legislature passed House Bill 2014, the Budget Bill, in just three days of an extended session.
Senate Completes Senate Bill 105 and Adjourns Sine Die 04-18-2013 10:03
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.
House Adjourns 1st Extraordinary Session Sine Die 04-18-2013 09:47
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.
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This morning, state officials celebrated the grand opening of the longest sled run on the East Coast at Blackwater Falls State Park.
West Virginia Hunters Harvest 104,223 Deer in 2014 01-22-2015 11:27
Preliminary counts of game checking tags indicate West Virginia hunters harvested 104,223 white-tailed deer during the recently completed bucks-only, antlerless, muzzleloader, archery and youth/Class Q/Class XS deer seasons.
Winter weekends at Hawks Nest State Park are for entertainment 01-22-2015 11:17
From music to murder mysteries to magic, Hawks Nest State Park has entertainment lined up for winter weekends through March.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today presented more than $12.3 million in Small Cities Block Grant funds for 14 critical infrastructure projects for communities across West Virginia.
First Lady Tomblin today joined nurses, caregivers and staff to help launch the 2015 Say YES to Safe Sleep for Babies campaign and celebrate the successes of last year's campaign.
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W.Va. Town Restoring Water Service Following Diesel Spill 01-27-2015 03:17
Officials in southeastern West Virginia are turning the water back on for about 12,000 Lewisburg area residents who lost service after a diesel fuel spill. Media outlets report the state Bureau of Public Health notified the city around 7 p.m. Monday that it could restart its water treatment plant.
Legislative Update - Delegate Miller - 1/28/2015 01-26-2015 12:49
The first week of session has been fast paced with over 200 bills introduced and referred to House committees for discussion. As Assistant Majority Leader, I coordinated the Freshman Lawmaker Orientation over two days which included ethics training, voting procedures, day-to-day operations of the Legislature, and technology training to acclimate the 34 new Delegates.
West Virginia Legislature May Put the 'Deliberate' Back In Deliberate Intent Claims 01-26-2015 08:34
House Bill 2011 was introduced in the West Virginia legislature by the new Republican majority on the first day of the legislative session. This same bill was introduced in the Senate as Senate Bill No.
Catching Disability Benefits Che... 01-26-2015 01:10
Many West Virginians have heard of people who dishonestly collect state and/or federal benefits meant for those who are unable to work for one reason or another. We should not be content to merely shake our heads and mutter a few choice words about the cheaters.
Highway headaches take a toll 01-25-2015 20:55
Word has reached this hometown news desk that folks are debating whether to eliminate tolls on the West Virginia Turnpike. Those who want to flee due North from here in the hometown usually they take I-77.
Education group to help with aid 01-25-2015 01:07
West Virginia students seeking help with their financial aid application forms can get free assistance from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. The commission says students and their families can get help over the telephone or set up an appointment with a financial aid counselor.
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We Are All West Virginia - 2015 Legislator Posters Now Available 01-22-2015 09:02
The poster has pictures, district information, and contact numbers for each member of the Board of Public Works, the West Virginia congressional delegation, Justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court, State Senate, and House of Delegates.
Secretary Tennant Completes Budget Presentations; Vows To Continue Cost-Saving Measures, Business Friendly Initiatives 01-20-2015 13:00
During her budget presentations before the House and Senate Finance Committees, Secretary Tennant detailed the longstanding cost-saving measures in place in the office and promised to continue programs that save taxpayer money.
Secretary Tennant Wants to See West Virginia’s Small Businesses Get the Recognition They Deserve 12-12-2014 04:05
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.
2014 General Voter Turnout Estimated At 37.3 Percent; Unofficial Election Results Available on Secretary of State Website 11-12-2014 10:10
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.
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Local Judicial Corruption In WV Social Security Office Could Topple National SSA Commissioner
West Virginia News 02-21-2013
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...Read more...
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