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Remote Worker Program Offers Cash, Outdoor Recreation For Moving To W.Va.

West Virginia officials unveiled a new program on Monday to attract outdoor enthusiasts with remote jobs to the state.

After moving to the state, participants in the Ascend WV program will receive a package valued at over $20,000. The package includes a no-strings attached $12,000, outdoor recreation, coworking space and social events.

“Absolutely, without any doubt in my mind, I could not see how anyone could not choose West Virginia,” said Gov. Jim Justice.

The program is in partnership with West Virginia University and is financed by a $25 million donation from Brad Smith, executive chairman of Intuit’s board of

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Pamplin Media Group – Summer school, education could get a pile of cash in budget bill

Legislative panel packs a lot into a routine budget rebalancing bill, including wildfire and addiction recovery funds.


Oregon lawmakers are poised to approve $250 million for summer school programs, plus money for wildfire recovery and a shift of some marijuana taxes to addiction recovery centers under a voter-approved ballot measure.

All of these changes, and more, are attached to budget-rebalancing legislation that cleared the Legislature’s joint budget committee on Friday, March 19, and headed to votes of the House and Senate in the coming week. This legislation is usually routine before the two-year state budget cycle closes on June 30.

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