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Rebecca McPhail: Time to...


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Media Minute— a weekly dispatch of local, national and world news impacting West Virginia’s manufacturing industry.

Rebecca McPhail: Time to speak up for WV energy
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Without a doubt, West Virginia is one of the most important energy producing states in the country. From our world class reserves of coal to our growing output of oil and natural gas, our state has tremendous potential to help our country become energy independent and put West Virginians back to work ...

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito: Trump EPA bringing positive change (Daily Mail)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Congress and the Trump administration are working to restore the proper balance that enforces our environmental laws while protecting our jobs. And we are already seeing positive results. West Virginiacoal production was up 23 percent in the first half of 2017 as compared with the first half of 2016.

Justice Supports Federal Tax Reform
WCBC Radio

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice issued a statement today supporting the efforts of President Donald Trump and Congressional leaders who are working on a federal tax reform package. “President Trump is continuing to keep his promise to Americans to help grow our country by providing our ...

Hal Quinn, Bill Raney: EPA is coming to WV, this time to listen (Daily Mail)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

The previous administration would never come to West Virginia and rejected ... That doesn't count the manufacturing jobs also at risk, or the $64 billion ...

Dave Peyton: W.Va. isn't teaching skills necessary for jobs
Huntington Herald Dispatch

In an article written by Jim Ross that appeared in both The State Journal and The Herald-Dispatch, a group of West Virginia employers said they are looking for ... Matt Oliver, assistant human resources manager for Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia in Putnam County, said nothing has changed.

Barrel company manager faced bankrupcy, fraud allegations before EDA loan
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Jim Justice shakes hands with West Virginia Great Barrel Co. managing partners Tom Crabtree (left) and James Philip Cornett following the announcement, Oct. 19, that the new company will build a barrel-making facility in Greenbrier County. Cornett previously face personal and corporate bankruptcy ...

Governor reviews first 10 months in office, Justice: 'I think we're just really starting on our way'
The Exponent Telegram (press release)

The governor had decided that tackling West Virginia's neglected road system would put thousands of people to work and spur economic growth. ... drawn-out special session, Republicans and Democrats wrangled over some tax increases, no tax increases, income tax reform and massive budget cuts.

Capito all in on tax reform legislation; Manchin undecided
Charleston Gazette-Mail

... on a tax reform bill that the Senate could vote on as soon as next week. Manchin declined an interview request to talk about the current Senate legislation. His spokesman, Jon Kott, said in an email the Senator wants to learn more about the bill, how it will impact West Virginia and what changes might ...

Editorial: Schools, students need to develop 'soft' skills
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Those "soft skills" have not always been a top priority for students, but the conversation at the 2017 West Virginia Education Summit in Charleston ... As Matt Oliver, assistant human resources manager for Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia in Putnam County, put it, "We're looking for people who ...

W.Va. groups oppose tax reform, urge Capito to reject bill
West Virginia MetroNews

to vote against the Senate's tax reform bill. Among the participating groups: the AFT West Virginia, the NAACP, the AFL-CIO, the West Virginia Council ...

WV Gov. Justice: China Energy $83.7B Agreement Means Jobs for State
Newsmax

West Virginia was represented by the state's Secretary of Commerce H. Wood Thrasher, and China Energy, represented by Ling Wen, in Beijing. According to the memorandum, the company will invest the $83.7 billion on chemical manufacturing projects and the development of shale gas in West ...


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