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December-18-2018

By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The newly-shaped leadership team for the House of Delegates includes new chairmen of the key Finance and Education committees.

The announcements were made this morning by Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay.

“Our leadership team is committed to making West Virginia a better place to live, work and raise a family, and we plan to launch a bold agenda to further our state down the path of prosperity,” Hanshaw...

December-18-2018

By: David Beard, The Dominion Post

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA) Finance Board came to Morgantown Monday evening for a public hearing. About 75 people turned out; 16 addressed the board, urging a long-term funding fix, fairness for patients seeking out-of-state care, and a severance tax hike.

PEIA plan participant Sue Kelly didn’t have any specific suggestions but offered the board a rhetorical lecture.

“We depend on...

December-17-2018

Editorial in the Beckley Register-Herald

If we had had enough qualified math teachers in classrooms across the state, we may have been better schooled on how to add up all of the statistics coming out of various legislative interim meetings this past week in Charleston. What became apparent is this: We do not have just an education problem in this state, we do not have just a health and human services system overwhelmed by a glut of foster kids looking for safe harbor, we do not have...

December-17-2018

By WV MetroNews

Fayette County Schools will use $6.6 million from the state School Building Authority for reconfiguring and renovating schools.

The county is seeking $13.2 million from the state for the projects, splitting the money requests over two years. The state School Building Authority approved the funding at its meeting last week.

“We’re working on four different schools, and we would not have needed all of the funding all at once,” Fayette County Schools...

December-14-2018

By: Jordan Nelson, Beckley Register-Herald

The Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA) Finance Board hosted a public hearing Thursday in Beckley to provide insight to its participants on what the PEIA Task Force has been working toward in providing a fix to the insurance coverage plan.

Afterward, participants were able to voice their opinions on the matter, and many praised the work of the task force, but concerns were still voiced.

Executive Director of PEIA Ted...

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