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TO AVOID STRIKE: Senate Agrees to House's Proposed 2% Raise July 1st; 4% Over 3 Years

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | February 21, 2018 5:00 AM
Charleston, WV.  Two days before a scheduled statewide walkout of teachers and service personnel, the Legislature has moved ahead with a pay raise bill providing for an average 2 percent raises next year and then 1 percent the following t...
 

STRIKE CALLED! Teachers Unions Call for Statewide Strike This Coming Thursday & Friday

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | February 17, 2018 3:26 PM
On Saturday at a rally at the State Capitol in Charleston, West Virginia's teacher's unions asked teachers and school service personnel to strike this coming Thursday and Friday.   The rally on Saturday was sponsored by the Am...
 

Governor Justice Calls for State of Emergency in All 55 Counties

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | February 17, 2018 3:00 PM
Gov. Jim Justice declared a State of Emergency early Saturday for all 55 counties, after heavy rain triggered flooding in multiple locations and was expected to continue throughout the weekend.   The State Emergency Operations...
 

House of Delegates agree to take $29 million from Rainy Day Fund to fix PEIA....for now

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | February 17, 2018 7:00 AM
House of Delegates Finance Committee Chairman Eric Nelson says he didn’t want to wait later in the legislature session to let teachers and other state workers know the House is going to come through with the money to keep their health insura...
 

SOS Mac Warner certifies 566 candidates for state, congressional and legislative offices

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | February 15, 2018 7:00 AM
Secretary of State Mac Warner announces that 566 candidates have been certified for the May 2018 primary ballot.   Candidates certified by the Secretary of State's Office include those seeking federal and legislative offic...
 

President Trump Nominates Steptoe & Johnson Lawyer Tom Kleeh to Replace Judge Keeley

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | February 15, 2018 12:00 AM
WV METRONEWS: President Donald Trump announced his 11th wave of judicial nominees Monday, including for the judicial seat on the District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia.   Trump selected Thomas Kleeh for the...
 

Teachers Unions, School Personnel Association Ready for Statewide Strike if Necessary

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | February 14, 2018 6:00 PM
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — The West Virginia School Service Personnel Association for the first time in its history has voted for a statewide call to action.   The association is not saying what the job action will...
 

House Republicans and Democrats Work Together to Pass Pay Raises for State Employees

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | February 14, 2018 4:00 PM
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The House of Delegates today overwhelmingly approved an increased multi-year pay raise plan for teachers, service personnel and State Police that balances the need to increase employees’ salaries with the state&rsqu...
 

Federal Lawsuit Claims Clarksburg Hilton Garden Inn Developer Owes Nearly $19 Million

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | February 10, 2018 11:00 AM
A recently-filed federal lawsuit contends West Virginia developer William Abruzzino is personally responsible for $18,822,851.95 on the defaulting Hilton Garden Inn in Morgantown.   The lenders filed a breach of contract lawsu...
 

OPINION: Legislation Could Cure Hyperinflation of Prescription Drugs for State Employees

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | February 10, 2018 9:00 AM
CREATES Act Clears the Way to Affordable, Competitive Prescription Costs   By Riley Keaton   The rising cost of prescription drugs is a story all of us are familiar with. If we haven’t had the misfortune...
 
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