On this West Virginia Morning, as an alternative to the indoor shopping extravaganza known as Black Friday, a movement called “hashtag opt outside” urges people to get closer to parks, trails, community areas and the joy of being outdoors on that particular day. Randy Yohe took full advantage of the Friday alternative, going on a Blackwater Falls State Park birding hike.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says the state will save employers $36 million through lower workers’ compensation premiums.
Tomblin said in a news release Friday that the savings result from a 12th reduction in workers’ compensation premiums in 12 years. Tomblin’s office says that amounts to a savings of more than $352 million since the program was privatized in 2006.
The National Council on Compensation Insurance filed a proposed drop of 14.7 percent in workers’ compensation loss cost rates with the West Virginia Insurance Commissioner. The new rate is effective Nov. 1.