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West Virginia 49th in Nation for Gender Pay Equity

State Journal - West Virginia ranks 49th in the nation in pay equity for men and women, according to a recent analysis of data conducted by the American Association of University Women. Read. 

WV Governor Signs Bill Requiring "Able-Bodied" to Work for Food Stamps

The Western Journal - Beginning in October, food stamp recipients in West Virginia will be forced to meet a new requirement in order to receive the benefit of the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Read. 

In McDowell County 'Food Desert,' Concerns About the Future

Charleston Gazette-Mail - In recent years, Linda McKinney has seen a change in the hundreds of people who stand in line at her McDowell County food pantry each month. Read. 

Surge in Teacher Activism Challenges GOP Austerity Mindset

The Christian Science Monitor - A wave of teacher walkouts in Republican-run states, from West Virginia to Kentucky and Oklahoma, has cast a national spotlight on their tax-and-spend priorities amid growing public disquiet over funding for education and other public services. Read. 

Gov. Justice Signs Bill Calling for Work Requirements for Some on Food Stamps

West Virginia Public Broadcasting - Governor Jim Justice has signed a bill to impose the federal 20-hour weekly work requirement for many food stamp recipients statewide. The work requirement applies to people ages 18 to 49 without dependents. Read. 

Gov. Justice Signs SNAP Work Requirement Bill

Williamson Daily News - More West Virginians will now be required to work in order to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits with the signing of House Bill 4001 by Gov. Jim Justice. Read. 

West Virginia S.N.A.P. Measure Draws Ire, Praise

Parkersburg News and Sentinel - The governor Wednesday signed a bill eliminating the cabinet level Department of the Arts and Education. Read. 

Must Work for Food Stamps Under New West Virginia Law

Governing - Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill into law Tuesday that will impose work requirements on certain adults receiving benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Read. 

Big Fix: Experts Weigh-In on Ailing, Failing PEIA Predicament

State Journal - As members of a 29-person task force set up by Gov. Jim Justice to solve funding problems for the Public Employees Insurance Agency go about their discussions, observers from around the state are weighing in on what might be done to fix PEIA. Read.     

Painless Solution Unlikely for PEIA Fix

State Journal - If there’s one thing insurance experts, government officials, public employees and policy wonks can agree on, it’s that fixing the state’s Public Employees Insurance Agency won’t be easy. Read. 

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