West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

  Legislature

Below you will find a list of recent press releases that relate to Legislature. Click Read More to view the full text of the press release.

Governor Tomblin Calls House of Delegates into Special Session


June 17, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued a proclamation calling the members of the House of Delegates into Extraordinary Session...


Governor Tomblin Calls Legislature Into Special Session


April 17, 2013 - Morgantown Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district to be focus of session...


Governor Tomblin Praises 81st Legislature


April 15, 2013 - Gov. Tomblin tonight praised Senate President Jeff Kessler, Speaker of the House Rick Thompson, and the members of the 81st Legislature for passing several key pieces of legislation during the 2013 Regular Session...


Governor Tomblin sends letter requesting budget adjustment to House and Senate leadership


April 04, 2013 - Re-establishes funding for educational programs...


Gov. Tomblin's Education Legislation Passes Through West Virginia Senate and House


March 22, 2013 - Landmark legislation outlines plan to raise student achievement...


Governor Tomblin Requests State Board of Education Take Leadership Role in Education Reform


February 15, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin last night presented his legislative agenda and proposals regarding education reform during the 2013 State of the State Address and sent a letter to the West Virginia State Board of Education...


DNR Wildlife Resources Section Files Legislative Rules for Review


August 09, 2012 - The Wildlife Resources Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has filed legislative rule changes with the Secretary of State’s office, according to Curtis I. Taylor, Chief of the Division’s Wildlife Resources Section...


Governor Tomblin Establishes the Herbert Henderson Minority Affairs Office in the Governor's Office


April 05, 2012 - Minority leaders joined the governor as he signed H.B. 4015...


Governor Tomblin Signs Bill to Ban Texting and Handheld Cellphone Use While Driving


April 03, 2012 - Governor encourages high school students to sign his new safe driver pledge...


Governor Tomblin Signs Substance Abuse Bill


March 29, 2012 - Governor travels the state to announce his response to drug crisis...


Governor Announces Action Taken on 2012 Legislation


March 23, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announces the following pieces of legislation from the 2012 Legislative Session have completed the Legislative process...


Governor Tomblin Signs Mine Safety Bill


March 21, 2012 - Reforms Include Explosion-Stopping Rock Dust, Mandatory Drug Testing and 5-Year Prison Term for Advance Warning of Mine Inspections...


Governor Tomblin Announces Action Taken on 2012 Legislation


March 21, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announces the following pieces of legislation from the 2012 Legislative Session have completed the Legislative process...


DEP’s Office of Oil and Gas Launches Horizontal Drilling Page on Website


March 16, 2012 - The Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Oil and Gas has launched a webpage that contains information specifically related to horizontal drilling as defined by the Horizontal Drilling Act that was passed by the state Legislature in December...


Governor Announces Action Taken on 2012 Legislation


March 16, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announces the following pieces of legislation from the 2012 Legislative Session have completed the legislative process...