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November-11-2015

PEIA hearing in Charleston sees large disgruntled crowd
By Matt Maccaro, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Public Employee’s Insurance Agency’s public hearing at Charleston Civic Center saw a large crowd Tuesday night, as members came out to express their disapproval with the agency’s plan to raise insurance deductibles.

In a $120 million hole, the PEIA is proposing a $500 increase for workers on an individual plan and $1,000 for those with a family...

November-10-2015

Fayette school superintendent drilled with questions during construction project request to SBA

By Carrie Hodousek | WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — What should have been a 15 minute slot for Fayette County School Superintendent Terry George to present the county’s school consolidation plan to members of the state School Building Authority Tuesday resulted in over an hour of questions that drilled George on the plan.

George was the...

November-10-2015

State employees decry PEIA benefit cuts in Wheeling
By Linda Comins, Staff Writer, The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register

WHEELING - A West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency Finance Board public hearing Monday night drew a large crowd opposed to higher insurance costs for active and retired state workers.

Twenty-one people, out of an audience of about 200, spoke against proposed increases, calling the new rates unaffordable. Many speakers also...

November-10-2015

WV to accept general science teaching endorsements for new course
By Ryan Quinn, Education Reporter, WV Gazette-Mail

West Virginia instructors with general science endorsements, including those currently teaching ninth-grade physical science, will be considered certified to teach the required new ninth-grade science course coming to Mountain State schools next year.

Michele Blatt, the state Department of Education’s chief accountability officer, said a...

November-09-2015

Large, angry crowd expected for PEIA rate hike hearing Tuesday
By Phil Kabler, Statehouse Reporter, WV Gazette-Mail

Statewide public hearings on the proposed $120 million in benefits cuts for Public Employees Insurance Agency coverage come to Charleston Tuesday evening, where a large and angry crowd can be expected, based on the first two hearings last week.

With no increase in the state’s funding of $422.4 million for PEIA employer premiums, and no...

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