Governor Earl Ray Tomblin http://wvpublic.org en Gov. Tomblin Appoints New Managers in Parks and DNR http://wvpublic.org/post/gov-tomblin-appoints-new-managers-parks-and-dnr <p></p><p>Governor Earl Ray Tomblin named new heads for two sections of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Sam England will be the new chief of the Parks and Recreation section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, and Jerry Jenkins is the chief of the Law Enforcement section.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:51:59 +0000 Liz McCormick 15835 at http://wvpublic.org Gov. Tomblin Appoints New Managers in Parks and DNR Gov. Tomblin's Brother Sentenced for Drug Charges http://wvpublic.org/post/gov-tomblins-brother-sentenced-drug-charges <p>The brother of West Virginia's governor has been sentenced to eight months of home confinement and three years of probation for federal drug charges. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:57:08 +0000 Associated Press 14359 at http://wvpublic.org Gov. Tomblin's Brother Sentenced for Drug Charges W.Va. School Board Seat Vacant for More Than Year http://wvpublic.org/post/wva-school-board-seat-vacant-more-year <p>The West Virginia Board of Education is waiting for the governor to fill a seat that's been vacant for more than a year.<br />&nbsp; Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:25:09 +0000 Associated Press 14200 at http://wvpublic.org W.Va. School Board Seat Vacant for More Than Year Summer Program Brings Free, Nutritious Meals to Children http://wvpublic.org/post/summer-program-brings-free-nutritious-meals-children <p>During the fall and spring school sessions, thousands of West Virginia schoolchildren are fed both breakfast and lunch as part of the School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs. But when school is out for the summer, these meals end. This is why the West Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Child Nutrition started their<a href="http://wvde.state.wv.us/child-nutrition/sfsp/"> Summer Food Service Program</a>.</p><p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:44:48 +0000 Liz McCormick 13539 at http://wvpublic.org Summer Program Brings Free, Nutritious Meals to Children Queen to Serve as Intergovernmental Affairs Director http://wvpublic.org/post/queen-serve-intergovernmental-affairs-director <p>Robby Queen will serve as the director of intergovernment affairs for West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.</p><p>Queen worked for Tomblin when he served as Senate president, first as an intern and then as a per-diem employee. He was a special assistant to former Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin, who now serves in the U.S. Senate.</p><p> Fri, 23 May 2014 15:22:46 +0000 Associated Press 12510 at http://wvpublic.org Queen to Serve as Intergovernmental Affairs Director Gov. Tomblin Announces $1.3 Million in Justice Grants http://wvpublic.org/post/gov-tomblin-announces-13-million-justice-grants <p>Gov. Tomblin is announcing more than one million dollars in grants for community-based substance abuse treatment and recovery service across West Virginia.</p><p>Seven providers will receive grants through the Justice Reinvestment program. One grant will help fund a new, 60- to 100-bed Mercer County treatment facility.</p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 16:49:46 +0000 Associated Press & Ashton Marra 12447 at http://wvpublic.org Gov. Tomblin Announces $1.3 Million in Justice Grants Gov. Tomblin Calls Legislature Into Special Session http://wvpublic.org/post/gov-tomblin-calls-legislature-special-session <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has called the Legislature back into session to deal with funding and other measures.</p><p>The special session begins Monday.</p><p>Tomblin's agenda includes a supplemental appropriations bill that would allocate up to $4.7 million to the Courtesy Patrol. The funding would come from the Tourism Promotion Fund.</p><p> Mon, 19 May 2014 20:18:01 +0000 Associated Press 12245 at http://wvpublic.org Gov. Tomblin Calls Legislature Into Special Session Lawmakers Joining Fight to Restore Child, Family Funding http://wvpublic.org/post/lawmakers-joining-fight-restore-child-family-funding <p></p><p>Lawmakers are joining community action groups in asking the governor to restore funding to what they call critical childhood and domestic violence programs across the state.<br /><br />The cuts came after the 2014 legislative session in the form of a line item veto- one that took $1.06 million from in-home family education, domestic violence services and child advocacy centers.</p><p> Thu, 08 May 2014 19:42:01 +0000 Ashton Marra 11646 at http://wvpublic.org Lawmakers Joining Fight to Restore Child, Family Funding Gov. Tomblin Restores Some Social Services Funding Cuts http://wvpublic.org/post/gov-tomblin-restores-some-social-services-funding-cuts <p>Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin&nbsp;has announced he's restoring funding to some West Virginia social services programs that he previously cut.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tomblin wrote to state Senate President Jeff Kessler and House Speaker Tim Miley on Wednesday that the restored funding includes $150,000 for an in-home family education program, $80,000 for child abuse prevention and $30,000 for a domestic violence legal services fund.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 19:27:01 +0000 Associated Press & Dave Mistich 11583 at http://wvpublic.org Gov. Tomblin Restores Some Social Services Funding Cuts Stadelman Tapped as New W.Va. Governor Spokesman http://wvpublic.org/post/stadelman-tapped-new-wva-governor-spokesman <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Communications professional Chris Stadelman will become Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's top spokesman.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Stadelman has more than 20 years of experience in the communications field. He also served as communications director for </span>Tomblin's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> 2011 and 2012 campaigns.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Stadelman</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will start May 16 as </span>Tomblin's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> communications director.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 17:32:11 +0000 Associated Press 11575 at http://wvpublic.org Stadelman Tapped as New W.Va. Governor Spokesman Gov. Tomblin Announces Review of Elk River Spill Response http://wvpublic.org/post/gov-tomblin-announces-review-elk-river-spill-response <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Earl Ray </span>Tomblin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has announced an “After Action Review” of the&nbsp;state’s &nbsp;response to the January 9 Elk River chemical spill.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The Review hopes to highlight the many ways in which state agencies,&nbsp;county and local emergency management offices, volunteer and charity&nbsp;organizations, the West Virginia National Guard, and other entities&nbsp;responded to the nine-county State of Emergency.</p><p></p><p>Tomblin’s office says the&nbsp;review will also address ways the state can improve its emergency response&nbsp;systems.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 05 May 2014 19:14:11 +0000 Dave Mistich 11453 at http://wvpublic.org Gov. Tomblin Announces Review of Elk River Spill Response Gov. Tomblin Appoints Communications Director to Commerce, Tourism Posts http://wvpublic.org/post/gov-tomblin-appoints-communications-director-commerce-tourism-posts <p><span style="line-height: 18pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">Gov</span><span style="line-height: 18pt;">. Earl Ray</span><span class="apple-converted-space" style="line-height: 18pt;">&nbsp;Tomblin</span><span class="apple-converted-space" style="line-height: 18pt;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 18pt;">announced Thursday he will appoint Amy</span><span class="apple-converted-space" style="line-height: 18pt;">&nbsp;Shuler</span><span class="apple-converted-space" style="line-height: 18pt;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 18pt;">Goodwin as Deputy Secretary of Commerce and the Commissioner of Tourism for the State of West Virginia. For the past two years, Goodwin has served as the Director of Communications for</span><span class="apple-converted-space" style="line-height: 18pt;">&nbsp;Tomblin</span><span style="line-height: 18pt;">.</span></p><p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:18.0pt">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:18.0pt"><span style="line-height: 18pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">"Like many, I have been continually impressed by Amy's energy, talent and passion for improving opportunities for our state,"</span><span class="apple-converted-space" style="line-height: 18pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 18pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">Gov.</span><span class="apple-converted-space" style="line-height: 18pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 18pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">Tomblin</span><span class="apple-converted-space" style="line-height: 18pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 18pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">said in a news release issued Thursday.</span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; line-height: 18pt;"> Thu, 01 May 2014 20:05:45 +0000 Dave Mistich 11268 at http://wvpublic.org Gov. Tomblin Appoints Communications Director to Commerce, Tourism Posts Gov. Tomblin, DHHR Urge Threat Preparedness http://wvpublic.org/post/gov-tomblin-dhhr-urge-threat-preparedness <div>Governor Earl Ray Tomblin is asking all West Virginians to prepare for a possible national disaster by participating in Prepareathon Day on Wednesday.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>National disasters have affected the state over the last few years, like a derecho and Hurricane Sandy in 2012, which left most of the state without power for lengthy periods of time.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Governor Tomblin wants West Virginians to think about those and other potential events and talk to one another what they can do to be better prepared if a similar situation would happen.</div><div> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:47:43 +0000 Ben Adducchio 11175 at http://wvpublic.org Gov. Tomblin, DHHR Urge Threat Preparedness Child Advocates Seek Funding Restoration http://wvpublic.org/post/child-advocates-seek-funding-restoration <p></p><p> Child advocates are beginning a campaign to convince Governor Tomblin to restore the cuts he made in his line-item veto of the state budget.</p><p> When he made his initial budget proposal to the legislature in January, the governor cut over one million dollars in funding for organizations that provide programs to address domestic violence, child abuse prevention, family resource centers, child advocacy centers and in home family education programs.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:30:01 +0000 Beth Vorhees 10840 at http://wvpublic.org Child Advocates Seek Funding Restoration W.Va. Official: $2 Million in Chemical Spill Costs Reimbursable http://wvpublic.org/post/wva-official-2-million-chemical-spill-costs-reimbursable <p></p><p>A West Virginia homeland security official thinks responders for a Jan. 9 chemical spill into the water supply could receive $2 million in federal help.<br />&nbsp;<br />Homeland security official Greg Myers says the estimate covers state and local agencies, and select nonprofits, like volunteer fire departments. He says the total could grow.<br />&nbsp; Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:43:53 +0000 Associated Press 10383 at http://wvpublic.org W.Va. Official: $2 Million in Chemical Spill Costs Reimbursable W.Va. DMV Announces Online Services Now Available http://wvpublic.org/post/wva-dmv-announces-online-services-now-available <p></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:35:50 +0000 Ashton Marra 10329 at http://wvpublic.org W.Va. DMV Announces Online Services Now Available Teacher Planning, Abortion Ban Among W.Va. Vetoes http://wvpublic.org/post/teacher-planning-abortion-ban-among-wva-vetoes <p></p><p>Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed about 200 bills and vetoed eight this year, leaving teachers and abortion opponents unsatisfied.<br />&nbsp;<br />Tomblin vetoed a bill to keep school administrators from scheduling tasks for teachers during planning periods. Tomblin said the bill would have blocked collaborative planning among teachers and principals.<br />&nbsp;<br />Pro-life groups opposed Tomblin's decision to veto a ban on abortions after 20 weeks gestation.<br /> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 17:00:40 +0000 Associated Press 9831 at http://wvpublic.org Teacher Planning, Abortion Ban Among W.Va. Vetoes W.Va. Delegation Joins Gov. Tomblin in Opposition of Cuts to Black Lung Clinics http://wvpublic.org/post/wva-delegation-joins-gov-tomblin-opposition-cuts-black-lung-clinics <p></p><p>Members of West Virginia's congressional delegation have joined Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin in questioning a sharp drop in federal funding for the state's black lung clinics.<br />&nbsp;<br />State officials say grants for the federal Black Lung Clinic program were recently capped without notice at $900,000 per state. West Virginia had been the only state to receive more than that annually. The state received $1.4 million last year.</p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 19:35:32 +0000 Associated Press 9758 at http://wvpublic.org W.Va. Delegation Joins Gov. Tomblin in Opposition of Cuts to Black Lung Clinics Tomblin Hopes Feds Reconsider Black Lung Benefits Funding Cuts http://wvpublic.org/post/tomblin-hopes-feds-reconsider-black-lung-benefits-funding-cuts <div align="left" style="font-family: Times; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</div><div align="left" style="font-family: Times; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;"><font face="Times New Roman"><span style="orphans: 2; widows: 2; font-size: 11pt;">Federal funds for black lung benefits in West Virginia were cut about 44 percent. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 02:08:36 +0000 Jessica Lilly 9652 at http://wvpublic.org Tomblin Hopes Feds Reconsider Black Lung Benefits Funding Cuts Tomblin Vetoes Teacher Planning Bill http://wvpublic.org/post/tomblin-vetoes-teacher-planning-bill <p></p><p>Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed a bill that would have given teachers more freedom in using daily planning periods.<br />&nbsp;<br />The proposal would have generally prohibited administrators from making teachers attend training, work-related events, parent-teacher conferences, individualized education program meetings or teacher evaluation conferences during planning periods. The bill says teachers could have done so voluntarily.<br />&nbsp; Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:36:00 +0000 Associated Press 9622 at http://wvpublic.org Tomblin Vetoes Teacher Planning Bill