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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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National forest and wildlife management area roads in West Virginia open to hunters with disabilitie 10-17-2014 07:20
Hunters with a Class Q/QQ permit must apply in person at the appropriate national forest district office or DNR district office and receive a letter of authorization.
Commissioner and Rita Helmick Offer Condolences on Passing of Anna Lee Douglass
Waterfalls and Fall Foliage Photography Excursion Oct. 24-26, 2014.
Firearm antlerless deer hunting opportunity starts in October 10-17-2014 07:06
Deer hunters can take advantage of an October three-day firearm antlerless deer season on private land again this year.
A final fall dinner and cruise is scheduled for Oct. 25, according to Blennerhassett Island State Park Superintendent Matt Baker.
Quilters Get-A-Way Weekend at North Bend State Park Oct. 22– 26 10-16-2014 09:41
Enjoy the peaceful setting that North Bend State Park offers during the fall Quilters Get-A-Way Weekend Oct. 22-26
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Re-elect McKinley 10-18-2014 02:45
Voters in our area of West Virginia, the First Congressional District, have had reason to be grateful for our good judgment in sending David McKinley to the House of Representatives. Since early 2011, McKinley has served our region courageously and capably.
How to create jobs 10-17-2014 23:01
Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., lists as his top priority ensuring that West Virginia's economy is healthy.
6-figure checks influencing W.Va. state elections 10-17-2014 19:14
A top coal producer, a casino company, the Arizona Diamondbacks owner and plenty of unions are chipping in six-figure checks to influence West Virginia's statehouse elections. The Democrats' 85-year reign in the House of Delegates is at stake, and groups supporting both parties are loading up on donations and spending money on political advertising.
Jenkins Ads Mislead on Carbon Tax, Coal 10-17-2014 15:27
Two highly misleading ads from Republican Evan Jenkins leave the false impression that Rep. Nick Rahall is responsible for higher electric rates and personally profited from his votes in Congress: Both ads imply that West Virginia's electricity rates skyrocketed after Rahall voted for a budget resolution that called for a carbon tax. But the budget plan failed; no tax was ever implemented; and the 23.2 percent rate increase mentioned in one ad has nothing to do with a carbon tax.
Dems' West Virginia Senate Candidate Wona t Mention Obama by Name When Asked Whom She Voted For 10-17-2014 11:25
Democrats' Senate candidate in West Virginia, Natalie Tennant, would not mention President Obama by name when asked whom she voted for in the previous election. Two other Democratic Senate candidates, Alison Lundergan Grimes of Kentucky and Michelle Nunn of Georgia, have recently refused to answer questions about whom they supported when President Obama, unpopular in all their states, was on the ballot.
Safe at Home 10-16-2014 23:42
West Virginia's most at-risk kids are getting a little extra support from a federal waiver that will allow the state to implement a Safe at Home program designed to enhance the state's child welfare system. The idea is to reduce the number of children receiving services in out-of-home care facilities by finding ways for them to get some services in their homes - where, in theory, they will feel more safe and comfortable.
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Secretary Tennant Issues Statement On Passing of Oce Smith 10-14-2014 10:53
Secretary Tennant issued the following statement regarding the passing of Oce Smith, the long-time West Virginia House of Delegates Sergeant-At-Arms.
Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant is reminding West Virginians who want to cast a ballot in the 2014 General Election that the final day for new voters to register or to update a voter registration is October 14.
West Virginians can enter their name, the name of the veteran they are honoring, upload a picture, and share a brief story about the veteran. The tributes of other West Virginians can also be read on the Vote in Honor of a Veteran page.
Former Secretary of State, Congressman Ken Hechler Turns 100 Years Old September 20 09-19-2014 12:49
Hechler was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1958 and served until 1977. In 1984 Hechler was elected West Virginia Secretary of State and served until 2001.
Secretary of State’s Office Kicks Off Statewide Educational Tour on Constitution Day 09-17-2014 11:30
The National Student/Parent Mock Election president says the event has helped introduce more than 50 million children, teens and adults to democracy since 1980.
Secretary Tennant Congratulates WVU Mining Extension Services For 100 Years of Contributions To Vital Industry 09-11-2014 10:34
The instructors at WVU Mining Extension are certified to teach foreman and fireboss certification, mine fire safety and emergency preparedness, to train new underground miners, and to train miners in other fields vital to the safety of coal mining.
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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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