Posts Tagged Coal Country

Economic Development Effort in Southwest to Be Funded With Private Funds Rather Than State Money


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Lawmakers from the Southwest corner of Virginia are disappointed this week after Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed a bill that would have created a new economic development initiative to help out-of-work coal miners. Michael Pope has the story.

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The Debate Over Virginia’s Coal Country Continues

Terry Kilgore

Republican Delegate Terry Kilgore wants to spend $500,000 in an effort to draw international companies to Southwest Virginia. (Credit: Steve Helber / AP, File)

Republican lawmakers and Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe are at odds over the best way to help Virginia’s struggling coal country. That issue is likely to be a sticking point when members of the General Assembly return to Richmond for the upcoming veto session. Michael Pope reports.

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