Herald-Mail Media: Jefferson Co. Museum collection on new website. “The Jefferson County Museum’s county history collection now is available online. Internet users can view the museum’s collection of objects, images, documents and publications through a searchable online database… The online collection includes digital images of thousands of artifacts and photographs.” This is Jefferson County, West Virginia.
WSAZ: Website tracks how West Virginia spends taxpayer money. “You can track how state government is spending every dollar of your taxes, and the website is revealing spending habits of different state departments, including the highly scrutinized Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. The West Virginia State Auditor spoke to the Cabell Commission Thursday about a new website that tracks every dollar spent in real time.”
WVAH: Explore hospitals and services in West Virginia with new website. ” The West Virginia Hospital Association unveiled a new tool that is designed to make it easier for you to find out about hospital care and services…. This gives you the opportunity to explore hospitals in your area, compare their quality scores and find ones offering specific services related to diabetes, hip replacement, cancer and many others.”
West Virginia: Attorney General Morrisey, Secretary of State Warner Announce Enhanced Business Search Tool for Consumers. “Attorney General Patrick Morrisey joined with Secretary of State Mac Warner on Thursday to inform consumers that they have a new weapon to combat fraud. The West Virginia Tax Department recently shared 77,000 sole proprietor business names with the Secretary of State’s Office for use in a searchable database. The business names were not publicly available until a 2017 change in the law.”
WV Public Broadcasting: WVDEP Launches Webpage Dedicated to Helping Citizens Learn About Pipeline Projects. “The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has created a new webpage designed to help the public navigate maps and information about the five major natural gas pipelines in West Virginia that have been proposed or are under construction. In a news release Monday, WV DEP said the site includes, ‘detailed maps, transcripts, (and) permit information’ on a single webpage.”
Journal News: New state website lets citizens see tax dollars at work. “West Virginians can now see how their tax dollars are being used, courtesy of a new state website. West Virginia State Auditor John McCuskey held press conferences in Martinsburg on Monday morning and then in Charleston Monday afternoon to unveil the state’s new website…that will provide citizens a graphic snapshot on spending by the various state government departments.”
The state of West Virginia has launched an online database of FOIA requests. “Those publicly-funded agencies using the database include: state agencies; county governments; city governments; governing boards and commissions; school boards and departments; and, any public body created or primarily supported by public funds. These agencies will be required to report the following: date the FOIA request was received; name of the person or entity making the request; subject of the request; whether the request was granted or denied and the reason for any denial; date of final completion of the request; and the amount of any charges to the person or entity making the request.”