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PNS Daily Newscast - June 14, 2019 


Hundreds of companies urge Trump to resolve tariff dispute with China. Also on our Friday rundown: California moves closer to universal health coverage. Plus, new Gulf restoration projects – a decade after the Deepwater Horizon spill.

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Public News Service - WV: Urban Planning/Transportation

In the most recent period, Jefferson County had the lowest unemployment rate in West Virginia. In spite of this, six of the county's 15 census tracts have been designated

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — The controversial Rockwool heavy-industry project could get a big federal tax break designed for poor areas - despite being in one of West Virginia's richest counties. The Rockwool proposal for an insulation-manufacturing plant has drawn intense opposition from critics,

Unions allege that Florida-based contractor Seminole Equipment cut corners and did substandard work when painting a bridge on I-64. (The Affiliated Construction Trades)

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – A highway contractor that was found to not be withholding West Virginia state payroll taxes for a decade is being required by the state to pay back only two years' worth. Florida industrial painting company Seminole Equipment was the low bidder on a South Charleston bridg

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says the state now can move ahead on a huge number of road projects. (Dan Heyman)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Some West Virginians who voted for the road bonds say they did so just to get the roads fixed. Now that voters have approved it, Gov. Jim Justice's proposal will allow the state to sell more than $1.5 billion in bonds to fund road construction and repair. In the run-up to the

The Florida contractors who won the bid to spot-paint the Yeager Bridge in Charleston confessed to federal fraud on another contract in the state this summer. (Steve White)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A Florida contractor confessed to defrauding workers on a Braxton County project, but still won a million-dollar state contract in Charleston. The contractor now could be in legal trouble again by not using West Virginia workers on the new job. In August, Nomiki and Michael Valv

The terrible damage of the recent floods is likely to also have an impact on the West Virginia state budget. (State of West Virginia)

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – The recent floods mean state lawmakers are facing a familiar budget dilemma once again. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is considering bringing the Legislature back into session to address flood recovery. But as hard as it was to balance the state budget earlier this year, Sean O'L

West Virginia lawmakers have passed a budget, but it may not resolve the state's fiscal crisis. (West Virginia State Legislature)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The state Legislature has passed a budget, but it may be headed for a veto. A contentious special session resulted Thursday in a series of party-line votes. The GOP-backed budget would spend more than 20 percent of West Virginia's rainy-day fund, and includes no new revenue. D

Votes against several tax bills in the House are leaving West Virginia lawmakers with no clear path to a workable budget. (West Virginia State Legislature).

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - The House of Delegates has defeated several tax bills, leaving big holes in the state budget. The chair of Senate Finance says West Virginia needs to face basic problems with the way it raises revenue. Senator Mike Hall says hundreds of millions in food and business franchise

West Virginians are returning to the roads after a whale of a winter storm. (Dan Heyman)

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - West Virginians are returning to work after a whale of a winter storm over the weekend. Officials say a lot of the snow from Jonah has been cleared. Larry Messina, assistant secretary with the state Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, says it looks like the prima

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