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Ohio Valley Senators Again Aim to Shore Up Shaky Pension Plan For Coal Miners

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Following a failed attempt to address a looming crisis in many multi-employer pension programs, two Ohio Valley lawmakers have introduced a bill in Congress to shore up the shaky pension plan for coal miners. The bill also aims to protect health benefits and restore funding for the federal trust fund providing benefits for thousands of… Read More

Jon Husted To Lead Newly-Created InnovateOhio

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Gov.-elect Mike DeWine has tapped Lt. Gov.-elect Jon Husted to be the director of InnovateOhio, created in law just last month. DeWine said on the campaign trail that InnovateOhio will help modernize state and local government. Husted says this new office will help streamline the process between Ohioans and state government services. “We want to take every touch that… Read More

W.Va. Tax Collections Above Estimates For 9th Straight Month

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia revenue collections have surpassed tax estimates for nine consecutive months. Gov. Jim Justice announced Tuesday that collections in December were $44.8 million above estimates. That pushes year-to-date collections to $186 million above estimates. Justice has projected the surplus will grow to $300 million by the end of the fiscal… Read More

Filing: Manafort Accused Of Lying About Sharing Poll Data

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WASHINGTON (AP) – A new court filing says former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied about sharing polling data on the 2016 presidential race with Konstantin Kilimnik, an associate accused of having ties to Russian intelligence. The information is in a redacted court filing Tuesday from Manafort’s lawyers. The Associated Press was able to view… Read More