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$17k returned to LC

CHARLESTON – The state’s most populous county again led West Virginia in unclaimed property returned. Surprisingly, residents of some smaller counties also saw a handsome collective return, says State Treasurer John Perdue. Lincoln County saw over $17,000 returned.

Kanawha County residents received a total of $2.3 million, more than quadruple the amount of the next highest county, Monongalia. Monongalia residents checked in at $515,161. Kanawha is routinely the leader in unclaimed property returned to its citizens.

“We’re happy to provide state residents with a report of unclaimed assets we distributed, county by county,” Treasurer Perdue said. “We strive to be as transparent as possible…

ARC grants announced by senators

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) recently announced the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded a total of $5,927,807 to support economic development projects across West Virginia in Summersville, Logan, Charleston, Bluefield State College and Pierpont Community & Technical College in Fairmont.

 “These grants will help train students, create jobs, link together our communities and diversify the economy of our state,” Senator Manchin said. “Both the quality of life for West Virginians and the state’s economy continue to improve due to the assistance of these ARC grants. These dollars ensure successful economic development for our…

Jenkins votes for veteran funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) voted recently to provide billions of dollars for veterans healthcare and improve accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

 The House Appropriations Committee on Thursday voted out the Fiscal Year 2018 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs funding bill. As a member of that committee, Rep. Jenkins advocated for funding for key priorities for West Virginia, including:

·$69 billion for VA medical care to care for approximately seven million patients

·$8.4 billion in mental healthcare services

·$250 million for rural health initiatives

·$50 million for opioid abuse prevention

 According to his office, Rep. Jenkins…