Direct To You (December 2015)
Thursday, 31 December 2015 00:00

From home to home,

From heart to heart,

From county to county…..

Wishing you every happiness

this holiday season and

throughout the coming year.

~ Patti, Kathy, Crystal, Jack

 
A Guide to Legislative Jargon – Session Begins January 13th, 2016!
Thursday, 31 December 2015 00:00

Some of the Terms Used in the Language of Legislation

Chambers: the two areas set aside for meetings of the entire member-ship of the House and Senate (also referred to as “the floor”). “The bill is on the floor” means that it is out of committee and before the entire body of the House or Senate

Christmas Tree: a bill that has had several amendments added to it. “We had to kill the bill because it got Christmas treed.” (Also called “loving a bill to death”).

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West Virginia Housing Development Fund Supports Community Development Initiative
Thursday, 31 December 2015 00:00

When the Fayette County Beautification Committee demolishes a dilapidated, abandoned structure, they have been using one of the West Virginia Housing Development Fund’s signature programs for the last few years. To date, Gerald said her committee has razed 10 structures. Thanks to a bill passed during the 2015 Session of the West Virginia Legislature and signed into law by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, the program is evolving.

The West Virginia Property Rescue Initiative, formerly known as the Demolition Program, mandates that the Fund allocate an additional $1 million per fiscal year over the next five years for a revolving loan program available to counties and municipalities that want to rid their communities of blighted, dangerous properties.

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