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By December 22, 2015 Read More →

Morrisey partners with Social Security and Inspector General to establish anti-fraud unit

First-of-its-kind partnership in state’s history to prevent disability fraud CHARLESTON, W.Va., — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, the Social Security Administration and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced today the formation of the Cooperative Disability Investigations (CDI) Unit in Charleston.  As part of the nationwide CDI Program, the Charleston Unit identifies and prevents Social Security disability […]

Manchin applauds Senate passage of GONE Act to cut government waste
By December 22, 2015 Read More →

Manchin applauds Senate passage of GONE Act to cut government waste

Manchin-Fischer bill would save taxpayer dollars by closing expired grant accounts WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Friday, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed The Grants Oversight and New Efficiency (GONE) Act, bipartisan legislation to save taxpayer dollars by providing additional oversight over the financial accountability of federal grant programs. The bill, which was reintroduced by Senators Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and […]

Annual Hank Williams tribute concert scheduled for Jan. 9 in Charleston
By December 21, 2015 Read More →

Annual Hank Williams tribute concert scheduled for Jan. 9 in Charleston

The 15th annual Hank Williams tribute concert will take place in Charleston at the Clay Center for the Arts Sciences’ Maier Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9. Tickets are $25.  Known as the “Hillbilly Shakespeare,” Williams was a star of the Grand Ole Opry and a best-selling songwriter, known for composing such hit songs as “Cold, Cold Heart,” […]

By December 21, 2015 Read More →

WV hospitals doing their part to improve community health

By Joe Letnaunchyn, President and CEO West Virginia Hospital Association CHARLESTON, WV — Much has been written about the benefits of healthcare coverage expansion to West Virginia hospitals through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With more West Virginians having access to coverage than ever before, the goal of a healthier population is within reach. West Virginia hospitals […]

Treasurer Perdue presents unclaimed property to churches
By December 21, 2015 Read More →

Treasurer Perdue presents unclaimed property to churches

Latest distributions bring total to $35,000 in last month West Virginia State Treasurer John Perdue’s comments on the unclaimed property and current religious divisiveness are included below. “Each year, we strive to return unclaimed property to rightful owners. Folks who have lost track of their assets run the gamut. Individuals. Businesses. Estates. Churches. Churches? “Yes, houses of worship are […]

By December 21, 2015 Read More →

SBA’s video series on Millennial starts-ups inspires young entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Small Business Administration’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative Friday unveiled the full line-up of the six successful millennial entrepreneurs featured in a new video series hosted by Mike Muse, the SBA MBK Millennial Entrepreneur Champion. The six-part video series, titled “Biz My Way,” encourages millennials to follow their passion in business and highlights millennial […]

By December 21, 2015 Read More →

Statement from Citizens for Coal on Congressional omnibus budget deal

LOGAN, W.Va — United Citizens for Coal President Roger Horton has issued the following statement regarding Friday’s passage of the Omnibus Spending Bill by Congress;    “Over the past seven years, President Obama has systematically decimated the nation’s coal industry, destroying tens of thousands of jobs, bankrupting families, communities and threatening the economies of entire states. […]

By December 21, 2015 Read More →

Attorney General Morrisey offers tips for holiday travel

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Analysts expect a record number of Americans to travel during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, and with most trips just days away, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey offers the following advice for a less troublesome trip. AAA estimates 100.5 million people will travel from Dec. 23 to Jan. 3. It projects more than […]

By December 21, 2015 Read More →

Rep. Jenkins to hold transit funding press conference Tuesday

Highlighting how the FAST Act increases funding for public transit WASHINGTON, D.C. — At 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., will hold a press conference at the New River Transit Authority in Beckley with local officials to highlight how the long-term highway law will help public transit. Speakers will include Raleigh County Community Action […]

By December 18, 2015 Read More →

Government Funding Bill voted on by Capito includes several West Virginia priorities

Bill includes funding to fight the drug epidemic, help West Virginia miners, supports domestic energy production, and provides permanent tax relief to families and small businesses WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., today voted for a bipartisan bill with several provisions that benefit West Virginia, including significant funding to enhance the state’s national security, combat the drug […]