When Will Unemployed West Virginians See Promised Lost Wage Assistance?


Brian Skinner COVID-19, Governor, Unemployment Benefits

  By Brian Skinner, Esq. Update — During his August 28 briefing, Governor Justice announced that FEMA has approved the State’s application for more than $68.2 million in grant funding, which will allow WorkForce West Virginia to continue providing extra unemployment benefits to residents across the state. The governor did not indicate when unemployed West Virginians can expect to …Read More

The Impact of COVID-19 on Working Women and Policies that Might Promote Gender Equality in the Labor Market


Brian Skinner Government & Policy, Policies, Women, Workforce

By Brian Skinner, Esq. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended work and home life for everyone, but women in particular have carried the largest share of the burden. A recent article in the NY Times highlights the heavier domestic burden borne by women caused by the pandemic. Including, the fact that they are more likely to lose …Read More

Pennsylvania governor urges legalization of adult-use cannabis: What About West Virginia?


Brian Skinner Cannabis, Legislature, marijuana, West Virginia

By Brian Skinner, Esq. On Tuesday, Governor Tom Wolf of West Virginia’s neighbor to the north, Pennsylvania, called on state lawmakers to legalize a commercial recreational marijuana program during the fall legislative session. Pennsylvannia’s Medical Marijuana Program was signed into law on April 17, 2016, and one year and two days later, West Virginia’s Medical Cannabis Program, a virtual carbon …Read More

Ohio Legislature Considers Bill to Provide Health Care Providers, Businesses and Schools with Liability Protections


Brian Skinner COVID-19, Legislation, Ohio, Workforce

By Brian Skinner, Esq. On June 30, 2020, the Ohio Senate passed a substitute bill for H.B. 606 passed by the House on May 28, 2020. The Senate amendments substantially rewrite the House bill by including many of the provisions of S.B. 308 passed by the Senate on June 3, 2020. The bill grants temporary …Read More

The Voting Process Explained — First, We Register


Brian Skinner Uncategorized

By Democracy Docket In the United States, the first step to vote unfortunately isn’t as easy as just turning 18. You first have to register to vote and every state has different rules and regulations for this step that vary widely. https://www.democracydocket.com/2020/08/voting-process-explained-registration/  

Companies Postpone Returning Employees to the Office


Brian Skinner Business, COVID-19

  By Brian Skinner, Esq. An August survey by the Pacific Business Group on Health, found that 57% of major U.S. employers said they will postpone return-to-work plans because of recent increases in coronavirus infections. About 43% say they are planning to bring employees back to the worksite, but with multiple, enhanced safety measures in place. Part …Read More

Voting by Mail in Ohio and West Virginia


Brian Skinner Elections, Vote by Mail

By Brian Skinner, Esq. In July of this year, Democracy Docket published a report that includes a state-by-state assessment of voters’ ability to vote by mail in the 2020 General Election. As the report notes, the U.S. Constitution makes the 50 states primarily responsible for regulating elections. Consequently, voters across the country face a patchwork of …Read More

New on H2C's "From the Well" blog -- An Introduction to the newly created Intermediate Court of Appeals for West Virginia.
https://h2cstrategies.com/2021/09/30/state-to-launch-intermediate-court-of-appeals/

New Blog on redistricting in West Virginia - Redistricting: Changes will affect legislative elections.
https://h2cstrategies.com/2021/09/21/redistricting-changes-will-affect-legislative-elections/ #WVLegislature

GO-WV Remains Unhappy With Tax Valuation Process: According to a WVU Bureau of Business & Economic Research report on behalf of @GasOilWV, WV has the 3rd largest reserves of #naturalgas behind TX & PA, but growth of natgas in WV has lagged behind PA and OH https://www.theintelligencer.net/news/top-headlines/2021/09/west-virginia-gas-and-oil-association-remains-unhappy-with-tax-valuation-process/

Frontier says it will hire 100 new employees in West Virginia ⁦@heralddispatch⁩ https://www.herald-dispatch.com/business/frontier-says-it-will-hire-100-new-employees-in-west-virginia/article_7e92e608-1d4e-59b3-8d6f-d415274ffdbc.html

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