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  • Bill calls for Appalachian petrochemical hub-Parkersburg News and Sentinel
    Posted in In the News on September 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy & Environment

    A bill directing the Appalachian Regional Commission to direct money for the creation of the Appalachian petrochemical hub was introduced by West Virginia’s three members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Appalachian Regional Energy Hub would store the liquids from natural gas, including ethane. The liquids are used to make plastics, among other uses. Three sites have been identified in West Virginia for the hub, including in Tyler County in the Bens Run Area. Click here to read more Read more

  • Bills aim to boost Appalachian fortunes, chemical renaissance-E&E News
    Posted in In the News on September 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy & Environment

    House Republicans are backing the push to keep the Appalachian Regional Commission running and use the independent development agency to help build a politically charged petrochemical storage hub project in the region. Rep. David McKinley (R-W.Va.) introduced two bills last week that mirror legislation previously put forward by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.). H.R. 4434 would reauthorize the ARC, which serves 420 counties in 13 states along the Appalachian Mountains, through 2025. Congress h... Read more

  • WV's U.S. representatives introduce resolution to promote creation of Appalachian Storage Hub-WV News
    Posted in In the News on September 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy & Environment

    West Virginia’s three representatives in the U.S. House have introduced legislation that would promote the creation of a proposed Appalachian Storage Hub. Rep. David McKinley was the lead sponsor while Reps. Alex Mooney and Carol Miller, all R-W.Va., cosponsored House Resolution 4433, the Appalachian Regional Energy Hub Initiative Act. If passed, the resolution would direct the Appalachian Regional Commission to provide funds to help in the hub’s creation. To read the full story click here Read more

  • Bills aim to boost Appalachian fortunes, chemical renaissance-E&E News
    Posted in In the News on September 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    House Republicans are backing the push to keep the Appalachian Regional Commission running and use the independent development agency to help build a politically charged petrochemical storage hub project in the region. Rep. David McKinley (R-W.Va.) introduced two bills last week that mirror legislation previously put forward by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.). H.R. 4434 would reauthorize the ARC, which serves 420 counties in 13 states along the Appalachian Mountains, through 2025. Congress h... Read more

  • Mon Health enters affiliation agreement with Grafton City Hospital-Preston County News
    Posted in In the News on September 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Mon Health System and Grafton City Hospital have entered into an affiliation agreement to ensure Grafton area residents continue to have independent health-care choice close to home, officials said. The agreement, which was endorsed by the boards of directors of both entities, allows Grafton City Hospital to achieve operational cost efficiencies through the use of Mon Health business support services, clinical affiliation and purchasing power. To read more click here Read more

  • Historic Preservation Awards Banquet held at Robinson Grand -WV News
    Posted in In the News on September 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Tax Reform

    The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia honored preservationists from across the state during the 11th annual Historic Preservation Awards Banquet held at the Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center on Saturday evening. In addition to the awards presentation, there was also a guided trolley tour of historical sites in Clarksburg, and Renee Kuhlman of the National Trust for Historic Preservation delivered the keynote address. Kuhlman discussed the historic rehabilitation tax credit and how a 201... Read more

  • WV Receives More Than $2M to Improve Treatment for Substance Use Disorder
    Posted in In the News on September 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Drug Addiction & Opioid Abuse

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced that West Virginia will be one of 15 states to receive a grant to increase the treatment capacity of Medicaid providers and to provide better treatment for substance use disorder (SUD). The West Virginia Bureau for Medical Services will receive $2,204,124 in federal funding to do an assessment of West Virginia's SUD treatment needs. This funding will go toward training, and technical assistance for Medicaid providers, and researc... Read more

  • Congressional funding bills include possible raise for NETL-Dominion Post
    Posted in In the News on September 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy & Environment

    The federal fiscal year starts Oct. 1 and appropriations bills are making their way through Congress. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., sits on the Senate Appropriations Committee and highlighted on Thursday some measures she’s included to benefit her constituents. Of local interest is $800 million for Fossil Energy Research, included in the Fiscal Year 2020 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act. That figure, she said, is $60 million above the FY 2019 enacted level and $238 million a... Read more

  • West Virginia congressman wants a piece of big pharma-WTOV
    Posted in In the News on September 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Drug Addiction & Opioid Abuse

    The state of Oklahoma recently won a lawsuit against Johnson and Johnson, arguing the company helped fuel the state's drug problem. The state will receive $572 million as part of the settlement. Now, West Virginia Congressman David McKinley is trying to find ways for West Virginia to get some compensation after the state has been hit hard with opioid addiction. To read more click here Read more

  • $28 million targeted for West Virginia opioid prevention-The Cumberland News and Times
    Posted in In the News on September 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Drug Addiction & Opioid Abuse

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that West Virginia will receive $28,027,511 as part of its State Opioid Response grants program. The funds will be used for prevention and treatment efforts throughout the state. “Over the last several years we’ve heard constantly from medical professionals, law enforcement and others on the front lines of this crisis that we need more resources for treatment and prevention,” U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley said. To read more click here Read more

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