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Federal Tipoffs Involving West Virginia Newsletter for Sunday March 15, 2020 ( 3 items )  

BLS: Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska Had Highest Employment-population Ratios in 2019
WASHINGTON, March 10 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics issued the following article from The Economics Daily: Iowa had the highest employment-population ratio in 2019, 68.5 percent, followed by Minnesota, 68.0 percent. West Virginia (52.4 percent) and Mississippi (52.8 percent) had the lowest employment-population ratios among the states. Overall, 22 states and the District of Columbia had employment-population ratios in 2019 that were significantly higher than the U.  more

FEMA: Cost Share Adjustment Allows for $60.9 Million in Additional Funding for West Virginia
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: The state of West Virginia will receive an additional $60, 979,321.56 from FEMA as a result of President Donald J. Trump amending West Virginia's 2016 Disaster Declaration (DR-4273). On February 21, 2020, President Trump authorized a federal cost-share increase for projects funded by FEMA's Public Assistance grant program from 75% to 90%. This increase allow  more

Navy to Commission Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel 'Woody' Williams
WASHINGTON, March 10 -- The U.S. Navy issued the following story: The Navy will commission its newest Expeditionary Sea Base, USS Hershel "Woody" Williams (ESB 4), during a 10 a.m. EST ceremony Saturday, March 7, in Norfolk, Virginia. The future Hershel "Woody" Williams is the first ship to bear the name of Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer Four Hershel Woodrow Williams, the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient recognized for heroism at the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II. U.S. Sen  more