Debriefing the 2021 WV Legislative Session – Broadband


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Broadband

By Brian Skinner, Esq. After months of discussion, the legislature enacted H.B. 2002, creating a statutory framework to support, encourage, and expedite the expansion of broadband throughout the state. The bill, passed the Senate unanimously and the House with just one dissenting vote, was signed by the Governor on April 28, 2021, and becomes effective …Read More

Debriefing the 2021 WV Legislative Session – Labor


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Workers

By Brian Skinner, Esq. The 2021 regular session of the West Virginia Legislature saw a continuation Republican supermajority’s efforts to transform the state’s labor laws by passing legislation on the classification of workers, the regulation of contractors, the manner in which public employee union dues may be collected and clarifying that work stoppages by public …Read More

Debriefing the 2021 WV Legislative Session – COVID-19


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COVID-19

By Brian Skinner, Esq. As expected, one of the priorities of the Legislature going into the 2021 regular session was addressing the concerns of businesses and health care providers that they were likely to beset by a wave of pandemic-related lawsuits seeking to blame them for customer, patient, or employee exposure to COVID-19. In response …Read More

Debriefing the 2021 WV Legislative Session – Women’s Health


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Women's health

By Brian J. Skinner, Esq. During the 2021 regular legislative session, approximately 19 bills were introduced that would have impacted women’s health, if enacted. While the vast majority of the introduced legislation were related to abortion, three bills, unrelated to abortion, were enacted and are likely to increase women’s access to health care. The first …Read More

Fairmont Volunteer Firefighter honored as West Virginia’s Firefighter of the Year https://www.wdtv.com/2021/06/15/fairmont-volunteer-firefighter-honored-west-virginias-firefighter-year/

25.7M+ people called #Appalachia home in 2019 🏘️ Though that's an increase of 455K residents since mid-2010, the Region's overall growth is still slower than the national average. Want more insights? Check out the 300K+ data points in the ARC Chartbook ⬇️ https://bit.ly/3xqBmwq

We didn't want to miss sharing these adorable adoption photos from our office in Cincinnati, OH! Earlier this month, Skylar L. Bruce found his forever home! 🎊❤️Congratulations to the Bruce/Love family!! #FosterToAdopt #Adoption #WeBuildFamilies

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