Archive for October, 2017

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Opinion: We need desperate measures

From The Register-Herald of Beckley: By Richard Neely Has anyone noticed that a person can roller skate down Charleston’s Quarrier Street at high noon without fear of being hit by a car? Our mines are closed; the price of oil and gas is so low that there is limited drilling; and the chemical industry is […]

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Budget officials caution against relying on Rainy Day Fund
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Budget officials caution against relying on Rainy Day Fund

By Andrea Lannom The Register-Herald.com BECKLEY, W.Va. — State budget officials cautioned legislators not to rely on one-time money to resolve the budget deficit, saying doing so could put the state in the same situation years down the road. Mike McKown, director of the state Budget Office, and Mark Muchow, deputy secretary, presented Gov. Jim […]

Reynolds give ‘transformational’ $10 million gift to new WVU business school complex
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Reynolds give ‘transformational’ $10 million gift to new WVU business school complex

Release from WVUToday: MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Bob and Laura Reynolds have a history of giving back and making a difference through their philanthropy. That was never more evident than today (Feb. 10) when West Virginia University announced that the Boston couple is giving $10 million to the WVU College of Business and Economics. The gift will provide initial […]

WVU Board of Governors receives updates on finances, academics
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WVU Board of Governors receives updates on finances, academics

Release from WVUToday: MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — While West Virginia University remains financially stable, it faces future challenges with continued reductions in state revenue, limited ability and desire to increase tuition and competition from other institutions, the Board of Governors was told Friday (Feb. 10). “The University continues to invest in its students, employees and facilities as evidenced by increases […]

Mineral County opens 2017 W.Va. legislative session with prayer
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Mineral County opens 2017 W.Va. legislative session with prayer

By Liz Beavers lbeavers@newstribune.info Tribune Managing Editor KEYSER, W.Va. – In a little publicized feature of Mineral County Day, representatives of the county had the honor Wednesday of officially kicking off both the West Virginia Senate and House of Representatives with a prayer. Keyser City Council member and president of the Mineral County Development Authority […]

Editorial: Construction plan could help add jobs quickly
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Editorial: Construction plan could help add jobs quickly

From The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington: West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice delivered one of the most memorable State of the State addresses ever on Wednesday night in Charleston. In his unscripted speech, he presented bold ideas on how to help West Virginia get its economy going and deal with the current shortfalls in the state budget. […]

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Insurers could quit marketplaces without decision on Obamacare

By Kery Murakami / CNHI Washington Reporter For the Bluefield Daily Telegraph WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Hundreds of thousands of people may essentially lose health insurance subsidies, face double-digit premium increases or be forced to change doctors unless Congress and the Trump administration move at what would be lightning speeds by Washington standards. Trump and the […]

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Editorial: DeVos a terrible choice for education

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail / Gazette: Among many affronts of the new Trump administration, selection of Amway billionaire Betsy DeVos as U.S. education secretary was especially disturbing. She has been a lifelong cheerleader for “school choice,” which sounds nice in theory but, in practice, easily turns into funneling tax money away from public schools that […]

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Editorial: Governor’s ‘fix’ appears broken on arrival
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Editorial: Governor’s ‘fix’ appears broken on arrival

From the Charleston Gazette-Mail / Daily Mail : Throughout his campaign to be governor of West Virginia, Jim Justice asked voters to trust him. With his business experience and his many high-level contacts, Jim Justice could turn things around, he said repeatedly during the campaign. Voters did show trust in the big guy, with 49 percent […]

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Budget plan spotlights WV Film Office, tax credits
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Budget plan spotlights WV Film Office, tax credits

By Douglas Imbrogno The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Founded in 1994, the West Virginia Film Office — and a tax credit program designed to encourage production companies to shoot in the state — would be eliminated if the Legislature approves budget measures proposed Tuesday in Gov. Jim Justice’s first State of the State speech. […]