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W.Va. Lawmakers To Visit Logan For Public Input On Struggles In The Coalfields

The West Virginia Legislature Coal Communities Work Group is scheduled to make a stop in Logan on Monday, October 25. The visit is part of a listening tour the group is conducting to gain public input on the struggles of coal communities.

The work group was formed in June by members of the W.Va. House of Delegates with a goal of revitalizing communities devastated by coal mine and plant closures.

The group of lawmakers wants input from community members most directly hit by challenges in coal communities including displaced workers, business owners and future entrepreneurs.

According to literature provided by the lawmakers, the group’s goal is to craft meaningful legislation to help revitalize impacted communities.

The listening tour stop will be located at the Word of Life Church Gymnasium on Monday, October 25 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

The listening tour will also have a stop in Beckley at Woodrow Wilson High School on Wednesday, October 27 beginning at 6 p.m.

Members of the West Virginia Legislature Coal Communities Workgroup include Logan delegates Jordan Bridges and Margitta Mazzocchi. Mingo County Delegate Mark Dean leads the group.



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