Archive for October, 2017

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Delegate Gearheart statement on Governor Justice decision on state park fees

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – House Roads and Transportation Committee Chairman Marty Gearheart, R-Mercer, today applauded Gov. Jim Justice for recognizing that West Virginia families are struggling financially, and called on him to abandon his proposals for massive tax increases. “Last night, the Governor said<http://www.governor.wv.gov/News/press-releases/2017/Pages/Justice-Stops-Move-To-Charge-Park-Visitors.aspx>, ‘West Virginians are struggling and at this time there is no way […]

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Speaker Armstead statement on Governor’s call for a special session
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Speaker Armstead statement on Governor’s call for a special session

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, issued the following statement after Gov. Jim Justice announced he intends to call the Legislature back into session Thursday, May 4, to push his tax-increase plans. “I’m saddened that the Governor continues to refuse to acknowledge the reality that his current plan still does not have the […]

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Benedum Foundation’s latest grants continue support to WVU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation recently awarded three grants to West Virginia University through the WVU Foundation totaling $304,300. These grants will benefit various programs, initiatives, and individuals at WVU including: ·  WVFOODLINK Nourishing Networks Program – $152,300- Grant funding received by the program, led by Dr. Bradley Wilson in the department of […]

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Hardwood industry maintains self-sustainability

From the West Virginia Hardwood Alliance Zone: Elkins, W.Va. – The long-term outlook for jobs and industry supported by West Virginia’s hardwoods looks strong as data trends show that reforestation efforts and responsible timbering have enabled the state to maintain a steady growth in hardwood volume since 2010. The average hardwood timber growth in West Virginia is […]

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Twelve Highmark Health employees named Jefferson Awards winners for public service

PITTSBURGH — In a ceremony this week, the Highmark Health organization honored dedicated employees for their outstanding volunteer work by presenting them with Jefferson Awards for Public Service and a monetary contribution for the nonprofit organization of their choice. Highmark Health is one of 27 U.S. organizations that serve as Jefferson Awards Champions, bringing to the workplace the […]

West Virginia Forestry Director announces retirement after 18 years
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West Virginia Forestry Director announces retirement after 18 years

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After 18 years as State Forester, Director Charles “Randy” Dye will retire from the West Virginia Division of Forestry on Monday, May 1. Dye, a native of Parkersburg, earned a degree in forest management from West Virginia University, and has worked in forestry since 1974. He was appointed West Virginia’s State Forester […]

W.Va. Secretary of State’s Office releases report on first 100 Days
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W.Va. Secretary of State’s Office releases report on first 100 Days

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner announces the release of a report detailing the first 100 days since taking office January 16, 2017. The report details the successes of the Office, including the transformation of the Charleston office to make it customer-friendly, the creation of the seven-member Field Service Team, the work being […]

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Small Business from Fairmont wins top federal contracting award

Government contracting industry leaders to be honored during National Small Business Week   WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2017 National 8(a) Graduate of the Year award goes to Leah Heimbach, a former paramedic, critical care nurse, and healthcare attorney, who co-founded Healthcare Management Solutions, LLC (HMS) in 2002 to provide innovative solutions to the healthcare industry. […]

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Opinion: AARP, Hospitals and patients condemn GOP Health Care Plan

From the Alliance for Healthcare Security: CHARLESTON, W,Va. —  AARP, American Medical Association, doctors, hospitals and patient advocacy groups this week have all voiced their condemnation and opposition to the current GOP proposal dubbed the American Health Care Act. The AARP, issued a second letter to Congress, urging all 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives to vote “No.” […]

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Senate President Carmichael: Delay in implementing W.Va. Right-to-Work Law costing state jobs, investment
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Senate President Carmichael: Delay in implementing W.Va. Right-to-Work Law costing state jobs, investment

Release from the W.Va. State Senate: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, today said the delay in implementing West Virginia’s right-to-work law continues to cost the state potentially billions of dollars in investment and thousands of jobs. Kanawha County Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey’s stay of the West Virginia Workplace Freedom Act is currently […]

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