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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.

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West Virginia’s 2014-2105 hunting season dates and bag limits for mourning dove, woodcock, common snipe, Sora rail and Virginia rail have been set.
The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) will offer a Good Handling Practices/Good Agricultural Practices (GHP/GAP) class Sept. 12 in Charleston, to help West Virginia food producers protect consumers from food-borne illnesses.
West Virginia’s 2014–2015 waterfowl seasons will begin statewide Sept. 1, 2014, with the opening of the early Canada goose season
Mourning dove season in West Virginia opens Sept. 1, 2014.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced West Virginia was selected by the National Governors Association (NGA) to receive grant funding and additional support to expand workforce education and training programs.
David Hunter Strother, also known as “Porte Crayon,” was a renowned West Virginia author and artist who will be portrayed at Canaan Valley Resort State Park Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m.

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West Virginia is receiving more than $560,000 in health and safety training grants from the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration.
Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., is retiring at the end of the year. Ever waited in an airport screening line watching Transportation Security Administration officers poking and prodding old ladies and little kids, then asking yourself, "How could they make a system like this?" The person who could change that scene is Sen. Jay Rockefeller , the West ... (more)
After two stints as president of Ohio State University, and president of Vanderbilt University, Brown University, and the University of Colorado, he is now back for his second stint as the top man at West Virginia University in Morgantown.
Delegate Carol Miller , who represents Lincoln County Precincts 14 and 16 in the West Virginia House of Delegates, is among five lawmakers appointed to serve on the West Virginia Intergovernmental Task Force on Juvenile Justice.
West Virginia is sharing more than $17.3 million from NASA to increase student and faculty engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at community colleges and technical schools.
River Valley Child Development Services, and CCA For Social Good, a division of CCA Global Partners, have entered into an agreement to develop an Early Childhood Education Shared Resources online platform for childcare providers in West Virginia.

Secretary of State Press Releases

Secretary Tennant’s father is a Korean War veteran and her husband is a member of the US Navy Reserves, so she is eligible to join the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
Secretary Tennant has completed her tour of all four VA Medical Facilities in West Virginia, discussing solutions to long wait times for veterans seeking medical attention.
Tennant defended West Virginia coal miners, their jobs, and their families today at a public hearing regarding the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s oppressive regulations on the coal industry.
Secretary Tennant toured the Martinsburg VA Medical Center on Tuesday, and the Beckley and Huntington facilities on Wednesday.
“When West Virginia business owners are working, we are working for the business owners,” Secretary Tennant said.
Secretary Tennant reiterated her call for the Department of Veteran’s Affairs watchdog to include West Virginia in its nationwide investigations, during a speech at the Veterans of Foreign War’s 93rd Annual State Convention in Huntington today.

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