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April-05-2018

Acting secretary optimistic about transition ahead for state Department of Education and the Arts
By Shauna Johnson, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The acting secretary for the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, which will soon be dissolved, foresees no major obstacles in the path toward its elimination under a new state law.

“I’ve been thoroughly impressed with the agencies as I’ve walked in,” said Clayton Burch,...

March-27-2018

March 27, 2018 - For Immediate Release
WVEA Communications Staff

WVEA-PAC endorses pro-education candidates for WV Legislature

The West Virginia Education Association-Political Action Committee (WVEA-PAC) recommends the following candidates for the WV Legislature in the May 8 Primary Election.

“WVEA-PAC believes, based on past performances and responses to interview questions, these...

March-26-2018

PEIA Task Force looks to use 3 committees to better understand program’s shortcomings
By WV MetroNews Staff

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Members of the PEIA Task Force are hoping to use the weeks leading up to its April meeting to learn more about the state’s health insurance program and ways to make improvements to plans.

The 29-member body announced last week it has been...

March-21-2018

PEIA Task Force members divided into subcommittees
By MetroNews Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The 29-member PEIA Task Force, charged with finding a fix for the health insurance program for state workers, has been split into three subcommittees.

A Tuesday news release said the division, which was discussed at the task force’s first meeting last week, is...

March-14-2018

Justice urges PEIA task force to 'shake up the world'
By Phil Kabler, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Kicking off the first meeting of the Task Force on PEIA Stability, Gov. Jim Justice urged the 29-member panel to “shake up the world” and find lasting solutions to control rising costs for the health plan for more than 200,000 West Virginians.

“I’m wanting you to find a solution, and not wanting it to take forever,” Justice said Tuesday in brief introductory...

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