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West Virginia Senate approves incentives for cities, counties to consolidate services

By JOSELYN KING

The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register

WHEELING, W.Va.  — West Virginia’s counties and municipalities could get financial incentives to work together to provide public services under a bill before the State Legislature.

Senate Bill 117 passed the Senate this week in a 32-0 vote, and is now before the House Government Organization Committee.

Under the measure, counties who consolidate would become eligible for a 10 percent discount in their monthly regional jail bill for a period of 10 years following the consolidation.

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