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WVMA Media Minute

Media Minute— a weekly dispatch of local, national and world news impacting West Virginia’s manufacturing industry.

West Virginia

Senate working tax reform bill that puts focus on consumption taxes
West Virginia MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A tax reform bill on track for a final vote in the West Virginia Senate by Wednesday is designed to shift West Virginia more ...

Tax reforms on the brink in both houses on crossover day
West Virginia MetroNews

On “crossover day” at the state Legislature, tax reform bills in both houses ... “West Virginia has long struggled economically, and a better tax code ...

West Virginia Leaders Rejoice Over Reversal of Clean Power Plan
Wheeling Intelligencer

Photo by Scott McCloskey American Electric Power still burns coal at the Cardinal Plant in Jefferson County, though the company plans to transition ...

Trump signs energy executive order
West Virginia MetroNews

Twenty-seven states, including West Virginia, filed suit over the plan's ... preserve America's coal industry, expand our manufacturing renaissance that ...

West Virginia Senate votes to revise water pollution limits

The change has long been sought by the West Virginia Manufacturers Association, which says it will help redevelopment of vacant industrial ...

W.Va. Gov. Justice vetoes 'Right to Work' Senate Bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Gov. Jim Justice delivered the first veto of his administration on Tuesday, saying Senate Bill 330 needs “its day in ...

Valtronics Solutions Builds Process Training Unit for West Virginia University Parkersburg Campus

Valtronics Solutions Builds Process Training Unit for West Virginia ... liquefied natural gas, natural gas liquids, petroleum and chemical industries, ...

Marshall County Commissioner Robert Miller's Road Development Measure Moving in West ...
Wheeling Intelligencer

A bill passed into law in 2011 granted 10-year tax exemptions to companies that invested more than $50 million to start facilities in West Virginia.

Breaking the cycle
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)

Between 1930 and 1960, glass production appeared to be North Central West Virginia's first opportunity to diversify into a modern manufacturing ...

Pence Talks Health Care, Taxes, in W.Va. Visit
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Pence Talks Health Care, Taxes, in W.Va. ... Vice President Mike Pence made several stops in West Virginia Saturday, March 25, ... tax reform and that kind of thing,” said Putnam County native Caleb Turner before the crowd began ...

United States

Robots expected to take 38 percent of US jobs by the 2030s

Robots expected to take 38 percent of U.S. jobs by the 2030s ... This, not trade, accounts for 88 percent of the manufacturing jobs lost in recent years, ...

Technology is killing jobs, and only technology can save them

Robotics and automation have been linked to lost manufacturing jobs in the U.S., and even the most pro-technology industry analysts would have a ...

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