Debriefing the 2021 WV Legislative Session – Domestic Violence


Brian Skinner Domestic Violence, Legislation
Domestic violence

By Brian Skinner, Esq. The 85th West Virginia Legislature spent little time on domestic violence issues during its first regular session. Although, several bills were introduced to strengthen the state’s response to domestic violence, few received any consideration and only one was enacted. House Bill 2830, passed by the legislature and approved by Governor on …Read More

Debriefing the 2021 WV Legislative Session – COVID-19


Brian Skinner COVID-19, Legislation
COVID-19

By Brian Skinner, Esq. As expected, one of the priorities of the Legislature going into the 2021 regular session was addressing the concerns of businesses and health care providers that they were likely to beset by a wave of pandemic-related lawsuits seeking to blame them for customer, patient, or employee exposure to COVID-19. In response …Read More

Bipartisan Policy Center Forming Opioid Task Force


Brian Skinner Opioid Drug Crisis
Opioids

The United States, especially West Virginia, is seeing significant increases in drug addiction and overdose deaths while at the same time battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Preliminary CDC data show that more than 90,000 Americans died from drug overdose deaths from October 2019 to September 2020, a nearly 30% increase from the previous year. The Substance Abuse and …Read More

Debriefing the 2021 WV Legislative Session – Women’s Health


Brian Skinner Health Care, Legislation, Women's Health
Women's health

By Brian J. Skinner, Esq. During the 2021 regular legislative session, approximately 19 bills were introduced that would have impacted women’s health, if enacted. While the vast majority of the introduced legislation were related to abortion, three bills, unrelated to abortion, were enacted and are likely to increase women’s access to health care. The first …Read More

Debriefing the 2021 WV Legislative Session – Marijuana


Brian Skinner Legislature, marijuana
"Marijuana"

  By Brian Skinner, Esq. Even though a total of 17 bills related to marijuana were filed for introduction in the West Virginia Senate and House during the 2021 legislative session, only two received any consideration and none crossed the finish line to become law. Of those 17 bills, three would have lowered or extinguished …Read More

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

$5,000 Relocation Credit - plus, offering $1,000 to West Virginians who recruit a family member or loved one to return to Charleston, #AlmostHeaven #WestVirginia - #RemoteWork in #YesWV - @CAAlliance @wvtourism @AdvntageValley
https://bit.ly/3gCUK3r

Frontier Communications to hire 100 new employees in #WestVirginia to fuel company’s growth plans - ⁦@WVPress⁩ #broadband #fiber https://wvpress.org/wvpa-sharing/frontier-communications-to-hire-100-new-employees-in-west-virginia-to-fuel-companys-growth-plans/

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