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January 12, 2022

Lawmakers Promised to Help West Virginia’s Coalfield Communities. As the Session Begins, Their Plan for Doing So Remains Unclear

Mountain State Spotlight – Last summer, House of Delegates leaders from both parties announced a key new panel of lawmakers they promised was “dedicated to developing proposals to help revitalize West Virginia’s communities.” Read the full article.

The group traveled the state, hosting meetings and asking residents for ideas on how to help communities struggling from the coal industry’s decline.

Seven months later, as the 2022 legislative session starts, a report on the committee’s work hasn’t yet been released, and the panel’s work so far hasn’t publicly produced anything resembling a long list of proposed bills for lawmakers to consider.

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