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March 25, 2021 In The News
Ripley City Council approved its operating budget for fiscal year 2021-2022 at the March 16 meeting. The $2,497,428 general fund monies do not differentiate much from last year. The largest impact to the budget was hotel/motel taxes.
March 22, 2021 In The News
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner will testify before the U.S. Senate Rules and Administration Committee on Wednesday regarding West Virginia’s handling of the 2020 election cycle amid the pandemic and issues related to voting access.
A House resolution censuring those who carried out the Myanmar coup passed by a 398-14 vote on Friday. Over a dozen GOP Reps., mostly from the pro-Trump Freedom Caucus, opposed the motion.
March 19, 2021 In The News
The resolution passed with a lopsided 398-14 vote, well above the necessary two-thirds majority needed, with Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), a member of the Freedom Caucus, voting present.
March 18, 2021 In The News
A bill designed to develop carbon capture infrastructure throughout the United States has gained broad support from West Virginia’s congressional delegation. Announced Wednesday, the Storing CO2 And Lowering Emissions [SCALE] Act would support the buildout of infrastructure to transport carbon dioxide from sites of capture to locations where it can be either used in manufacturing or sequestered safely underground.
March 17, 2021 In The News
Jane Lew Volunteer Fire Department personnel received a visit from Congressman Alex Mooney (R-2nd District) on Saturday, March 13. Mooney recently drafted a letter of support to accompany a grant application written by JLVFD Engineer Edsel Smith. If awarded, the funds will be used to purchase a new rescue engine, replacing two trucks currently in the department’s inventory.
As part of a bicameral legislative effort, U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the Carbon Capture Modernization Act this week to modernize the Section 48A tax credit for coal facilities utilizing carbon capture.
March 14, 2021 In The News
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s secretary of state is against a federal bill aimed at increasing voter access and registration, arguing the legislation gives the federal government unwarranted authority over elections.
March 13, 2021 In The News
GOP lawmakers on Thursday introduced a bill that would restrict federal funding to U.S. jurisdictions that do not support the rule of law. The “Lawless Cities Accountability Act,” whose chief sponsor is Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.), makes the case that if jurisdictions do not enforce the rule of law and protect residents, they should not have access to federal funding.
March 13, 2021 In The News
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department gave out almost 2,500 COVID-19 vaccines, which is one step closer to herd immunity. “We don’t tie the hands of the local communities as of how they are implementing it. And were the shining example of that to the whole country, our distribution center. It makes me proud to represent Kanawha County,” said Representative Alex Mooney, (R) West Virginia.