Inflation Is Affecting Us All. Here’s How Prevailing Wage Can Soften The Sting.
Prices everywhere are increasing.
We see it in grocery stores, at the gas pumps and even on our utility bills. A few cents here and a couple percentage points there can add up quickly.
In June and July of 2022, prices were up 8.3 percent compared to a year ago, which is the highest rate of increase in 40 years, according to NBC News.
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West Virginia Roads Are Failing Standards – Prevailing Wage Will Bring Change
Giant potholes, deteriorating roads and landslips have landed West Virginia a “D” grade on its road infrastructure report card created by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
In the most recent “Infrastructure Report Card” study, the American Society of Civil Engineers noted that “much of the state’s infrastructure… has deteriorated, while new construction, replacement, rehabilitation and repair efforts have not kept pace with the needs.”
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Want To Fix Potholes? Start With A Living Wage For West Virginia Families.
If you ask a West Virginian what they’d change about our state, there’s a high chance you would hear about potholes, crumbling roads, or poor internet connection.
They’re common complaints among many who live in the Wild and Wonderful. And they’re partially to blame for our population declining as young adults seek less complicated, more lucrative areas of the country to put down roots.
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Federal Infrastructure Dollars Headed For West Virginia – Let’s Spend Wisely.
The word “infrastructure” is much in the news these days. The Biden administration has proposed a roughly $2 trillion plan for improving the nation’s infrastructure, in what is being called a “once-in-a-generation investment” in the United States. The plan would directly benefit West Virginia workers and mean more jobs for you, your friends, and the people in your community.
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West Virginia’s Infrastructure Opportunity
Behind every great product or successful business is a solid foundation–a set of systems that ensures things run as smoothly as possible, much like infrastructure. A great restaurant, for example, may be a simple experience for a patron–book a reservation, arrive, dine, pay and leave. As you sit and enjoy your meal, unbeknownst to you (if you have never worked in the service industry), there is a well-oiled ... Continue Reading »
How to Restore West Virginia’s Roads and Infrastructure
It All Starts with You
In the United States, 65% of our cities have either delayed or canceled improvements to their roads, bridges, water and sewer systems, electrical grids and other desperately needed infrastructure. Few have the funds to provide for the preventative maintenance these systems require, yet alone plan for improvements. The problem is becoming more and more apparent. Our states, cities and small towns are struggling to ... Continue Reading »
Take Me Home, Country Roads
Restoring the Place We Belong
These lyrics made West Virginia famous around the world for its beauty and hospitality, but especially for our amazing country roads. And for decades, our beloved state really did have wonderful and well-maintained roads and highways that afforded citizens and visitors alike the opportunity to experience our beautiful state. But now, in 2020, our roads and bridges are deteriorating. Our state is having a ... Continue Reading »
A West Virginia Wish List
What Would You Wish For?
We’ve all shopped online, so we are all familiar with what many web sites call a Wish List. It’s where we save the items we plan to purchase at a later date. We’d love to have that fancy barbecue grill or cutting-edge appliance but we can’t afford it right now. So, we save it to our wish list. Each ... Continue Reading »