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Commissioner of Agriculture Promotes Hemp

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, Ashton Marra talks with newly elected ... on Tax Reform has started discussing the latest version of its bill to repeal West ...

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice Presents Updated Budget Proposal

Wheeling Intelligencer

Legislature West Virginia Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns, R-Ohio, left, ... Justice also presented a budget plan that would add a tax of 1 cent per ... are working on “major tax reform proposals that will spur economic growth.”.

Toyota helps Clay Center move 'Full STEAM Ahead' with project

Huntington Herald Dispatch

BUFFALO - Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia has donated $250,000 to Charleston's Clay Center to help create a new series of STEM-related ...

RCBI, National Guard team up for initiative


By helping diversify manufacturing opportunities and strengthen the ... James Hoyer of the West Virginia Army National Guard, “Working with RCBI will ...

Daily Mail editorial: EPA standards should be good enough for WV

Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

The West Virginia Manufacturers Association rightly believes that opposition to this change is unnecessarily divisive, particularly after many opposing ...

Water pollution bill up for WV House floor vote

Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

The heart of the legislation, pushed by the West Virginia Manufacturers Association, would change the way the DEP calculates the amount of water ...

West Virginia Senate passes right-to-work provision


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia Senate has voted to clarify the right-to-work law facing a union court challenge after enactment last ...

Thrasher says he needs change in water quality measurement to create jobs

West Virginia MetroNews

Others speakers point out the supporters of the bill, like the West Virginia Manufacturers Association, haven't said how many new jobs would be ...

Senate's Tax Reform Bill Beginning to Take Shape

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The Senate's Select Committee on Tax Reform has started discussing the latest version of its bill to repeal West Virginia's personal income tax and ...

Right to Work, Tax Reform & Water Quality: Lawmakers Work Through Controversial Legislative ...

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The Senate's Select Committee on Tax Reform is beginning its work revising a bill to overhaul West Virginia's tax code and repeal the personal ...

Water pollution bill advances, despite strong opposition at public hearing

Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

Others who spoke in favor of the bill included lobbyists for the manufacturers association, the West Virginia Coal Association, the West Virginia ...

After Court Decision, Senate Votes to Clarify Right to Work Law

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Senators approved a bill Monday to clarify West Virginia's right-to-work law that the Legislature passed last year. The law has yet to take effect ...

Where do we stand on the budget? Well, it's complicated

West Virginia MetroNews

The other is an exploration of upending West Virginia's tax structure, boiling down to replacing the income tax with a ... It was assigned to the Select Committee on Tax Reform but it hasn't yet been taken up for official discussion.

Lawmakers consider expanding sales tax

Huntington Herald Dispatch

The Senate Select Committee on Tax Reform considered SB 335 on Friday, which, as it was introduced, would phase out West Virginia's income tax ...

Officials struggle to gauge if right to work attracts new business

The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)

West Virginia and Kentucky have passed right-to-work laws, and Ohio is ... One of the big selling points for right-to-work proponents is the law can ...

Water pollution bill makes broad changes sought by industry

Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

Rebecca McPhail, president of the West Virginia Manufacturers Association, listens to the House Judiciary Committee discuss the water quality bill ...

Gazette editorial: States with income taxes are more prosperous

Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

This chart from the West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy shows that ... Budget & Policy, says this isn't the sort of “tax reform” West Virginia needs.

Tax reform bill still not ready

The Dominion Post

CHARLESTON — The Feb. 24 afternoon meeting of the Senate Select Committee on Tax Reform got off to a shaky start. Early on, one member walked ...

United States

Supply Chain News: National Association of Manufacturers Sees Opportunity, Launches State of ...

Supply Chain Digest

Sensing the focus President Trump is placing on reviving US manufacturing, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) hopes to enlighten the ..

EUR/USD Struggles Despite Strong German ManufacturingJobs Data


German manufacturing posted another strong performance in February, hitting a 69-month high, with notable strength seen in new orders, exports and ...

US marijuana jobs set to outpace manufacturing

Fox 4

According to a report from Frontier Data, marijuana-related jobs are set to outpace manufacturing jobs in the United States by 2020. The report ...

Trump administration hopes to pass tax reform by August

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the administration is hoping to pass major tax reform legislation before Congress leaves for its August ...

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