West Virginia Week in Review - July 29, 2023


West Virginia Week in Review
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Gov. Justice calls on HEPC to delay emergency meeting on Alderson Broaddus University
Gov. Jim Justice issued the following statement calling on the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission to delay an emergency meeting scheduled for tomorrow at 10 a.m. during which they are expected to take action against Alderson Broaddus University. 

“I’m calling on the HEPC to delay this emergency meeting because no one wants to see this university close if there’s a way to avoid it. It may very well be inevitable, but we’re going to try really hard to find a pathway. 

“I’m going to meet with the HEPC, AB leadership, and legislative leadership to make sure we exhaust every single avenue we can before drastic action is taken. It’s simply too important, not only for this prestigious university and its alumni, but also for the entire community of Philippi and Barbour County.”
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Gov. Justice celebrates opening of Orchard Park Hospital in Wheeling
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Governor Justice announces Arts and Historic Preservation Grant award winners
Gov. Justice joined West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH) Curator Randall Reid-Smith in presenting seven arts grants and one historic preservation grant at the Martinsburg Train Station on Thursday.
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Gov. Justice welcomes Commercial Metals Company to Berkeley County during groundbreaking ceremony
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Gov. Justice, West Virginia DMV introduce new Parent’s Supervised Driving Program
Gov. Justice joined West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Commissioner Everett Frazier to introduce the Parent’s Supervised Driving Program, a new initiative to help parents teach their teens to drive.

The Parent’s Supervised Driving Program offers expert-guided, quality curriculum providing parents and guardians with a simple, easy-to-follow plan designed to help teens develop safe driving habits. In addition, the program includes the popular RoadReady® mobile app for iPhone and Android.
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Gov. Justice announces workers' comp insurance rates drop for 19th straight year
Gov. Justice announced that the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), West Virginia’s rating and statistical agent, has filed a proposed workers’ compensation loss cost decrease of 12.7%, effective Nov. 1, 2023.

This premium reduction results in a projected $20 million in savings to West Virginia employers. Since the workers’ compensation program was privatized in 2006, the market has experienced approximately $466 million in premium savings. This latest filing represents the 19th consecutive year of loss cost decreases.
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Gov. Justice visits Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival celebration in Wheeling
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Gov. Justice delivers two grant awards in the Northern Panhandle
Gov. Justice hosted two events in the Northern Panhandle to present the City of Chester and Hammond PSD (Wellsburg) with two non-federal matching grant awards.
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Also this week:

Enter to win a one-night stay in the Thorny Mountain Fire Tower at Seneca State Forest

Gov. Justice announces Cacapon Resort State Park will host prestigious IBO World Championships

WVDOH awards new Roads to Prosperity construction projects

West Virginia angler catches state record longnose gar

Contact Information

Jordan Damron, jordan.l.damron@wv.gov; CJ Harvey, cj.harvey@wv.gov


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