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W.Va. Treasurer Helps Localities Manage Finances


  An online billing program offered by the West Virginia Treasurer’s Office is making it easier for local governments to manage their finances.

Treasurer John Perdue says the LGov program helps local governments process their bills. He tells the Charleston Gazette that the program reduces paperwork and gets money into the system faster.

Users of LGov typically make payments through a website maintained by the local government or other entity, such as a public service district. The payments are routed through the treasurer’s office’s secure computer portals, and then deposited into a Board of Treasury Investments account.

During the 2014 fiscal year, the treasurer’s office processed more than $3 million in electronic receipts from 11 different government bodies. That’s up about $1 million from the previous fiscal year.