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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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Canaan Valley Resort Opens 2014-2015 Ski Season Saturday, Nov. 29 11-26-2014 11:11
The 2014-15 winter ski season kicks off this Saturday, Nov. 29 at Canaan Valley Resort.
Buck and Antlerless Gun Seasons Open Nov. 24, 2014 11-25-2014 04:57
As is traditional every Monday before Thanksgiving, West Virginia’s two-week antlered (buck) firearm season begins Monday, Nov. 24, and continues through Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014
Venison is an excellent low-fat alternative to beef 11-25-2014 04:50
As West Virginia’s hunters take to the field, they gain more than just an enjoyable day with family and friends
Natural Resources Police Officer Jonathan R. Casto receives West Virginia Officer of the Year Award 11-25-2014 04:43
West Virginia’s 2014 Natural Resources Police Officer of the Year is J.R. Casto of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) District 6
Concurrent black bear hunting opportunities during deer season 11-24-2014 11:59
Deer hunters are reminded that a concurrent bear season without dogs will occur from Nov. 24 through Dec. 6, 2014, in all or parts of 28 counties
Restaurants at West Virginia’s state parks are turkey calls for a fuss-free Thanksgiving 11-24-2014 06:39
Restaurants at West Virginia’s state park lodges are preparing and will serve traditional Thanksgiving dinner fare Thursday, Nov. 27.
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As West Virginians head to stores to check-off gifts from their Christmas lists, Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant is urging people to remember to check out the small businesses in their hometown. "Small businesses form the backbone of our local economy," Secretary Tennant said.
Parts of W.Va. Hit with More Than Foot of Snow 11-26-2014 20:10
A winter storm has left more than a foot of snow in parts of West Virginia on one of the busiest travel days of the year. Eastern West Virginia and the Eastern Panhandle are the hardest hit areas.
East Coast storm hampers Thanksgiving travel 11-26-2014 20:10
A blast of rain and snow along the East Coast snarled traffic and disrupted flights for millions of Americans at the start of the long Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally the busiest time of the year for U.S. travel. The nor'easter that formed over the Gulf of Mexico brought rain to cities including New York and Boston.
There are eight million reasons to extend CHIP 11-26-2014 15:56
This past June I embarked on an effort to extend the Children's Health Insurance Program before I leave Congress. Right now, protecting CHIP's outlook is dire.
Lawyer to head W.Va. insurance program 11-26-2014 11:40
The board announced Tuesday that Mary Jane Pickens will succeed Chuck Jones, who is retiring effective Jan. 1. Jones has been executive director since 1994. Pickens has worked as a lawyer in private practice and for the West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner.
New insurance enrollment period opens in W.Va. 11-26-2014 07:31
Two weeks after finishing her college graduate studies in 2011, Schultz was diagnosed with bone cancer. Because she was under age 26 at the time, she was able to use her parents' insurance plan.
Secretary of State Press Releases
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.
Secretary of State Announces Early Voting Totals, Ready To Respond Quickly To Reports Of Election Law Violation 11-05-2014 11:13
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.
Early Voting begins October 22 in West Virginia; Early Voting period includes two Saturdays 10-21-2014 05:46
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.
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.
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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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