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63% State to pay $28.9 million in agencies' rent this year
was back during the Underwood administration. We have not even gone there. "They were talking about a building that would have all BEP workers in it, as well as people from other agencies. It would have been a 2,000-employee building...
Published: Sunday, June 24, 2001
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63% UMW, AFL-CIO, Teamsters all back ACT lawsuit intervention
major coal companies from suits his agency filed beginning in 1996. During his campaign against former Gov. Cecil Underwood, Gov. Bob Wise criticized Vieweg's efforts to dismiss the lawsuits. But the Wise administration is taking a...
Published: Sunday, March 11, 2001
Words: 777

61% Workers's Comp Coal firms not yet off legal hook $406
be resolved before bringing in the other 19 coal companies. Steve White, executive director of ACT, said, "We are disappointed in the Wise administration's lack of support in pursuing this debt. Why is it ACT's burden alone to show...
Published: Thursday, March 08, 2001
Words: 662

52% Q&A Gov. Wise takes on tough issues
more effective. HAUGHT: Do you think a Logan County circuit judge is going to rule against the Logan County coal companies? WISE: In the Workers' Comp cases, Judge Stevens of McDowell County certainly has a vast array of forces down...
Published: Sunday, May 13, 2001
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52% Who will pay Workers' Comp tab ? Five years after first
Workers' Compensation premiums lower for small businesses." Steve White, a Charleston lawyer and chairman of Wise's gubernatorial campaign, said, "This issue was an important part of the campaign debate. It made a significant distinction...
Published: Sunday, December 30, 2001
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51% Wise's staff gets pay hikes
for employee relations in the Division of Personnel, after more than 33 years in state government. Smith said he's going to do some farming. He raises registered Morgan horses, which, he said, were America's first breed, and owns a...
Published: Monday, July 02, 2001
Words: 1083

51% Readers' forum
former Gov. Cecil Underwood and former Divison of Employment Programs William Vieweg, former coal executives, as they limply sought to write off unpaid workers' compensation premiums by above-the-law "good neighbors" like Bluestone...
Published: Wednesday, February 07, 2001
Words: 607

51% Officials lock up payroll records Documents detail
last Thursday through Sunday. Those documents are believed to include payroll records from the first three years of Underwood's term. "There's no telling what we've got once we start getting into these boxes," archives director Fred...
Published: Saturday, January 20, 2001
Words: 573

51% Evasion Ducking Workers' Comp
the Caperton administration, Attorney General Darrell McGraw sued 21 owner companies to recover nearly $200 million owed to Workers' Comp before the law changed. But this effort was sabotaged by the succeeding Underwood administration....
Published: Thursday, October 04, 2001
Words: 363

51% Probe? Ugly allegations
miners who are hurt on the job. Then the contractors went out of business. This allowed the owner firms to avoid the Workers' Comp cost, shifting it onto conscientious companies that faithfully paid their premiums. Under former Gov....
Published: Thursday, June 14, 2001
Words: 346

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