Sustained Outrage

Secret meetings, Feb. 25, 2011

Today’s issue of The State Register contains one meeting that violated the public notice provisions of West Virginia’s open meetings law.

The agency? The WVU Hospital Board’s investment management subcommittee.

As we’ve reminded folks before, the West Virginia Open Governmental Proceedings Act requires agencies to send meeting notices to the Secretary of State in time for notices to appear in the State Register five days prior to a scheduled meeting. Every week, we list the agencies that didn’t comply, thanks to the Secretary of State’s office, which kindly marks those agencies with an asterisk in the list of meetings published each Friday in the Register.

Secret meetings, Feb. 18, 2011


Today’s issue of The State Register includes two meetings that violated the public notice requirements of West Virginia’s open meetings law.

The offending agency for both meetings was the state Division of Justice and Community Services.

As we’ve reminded folks before, the West Virginia Open Governmental Proceedings Act requires agencies to send meeting notices to the Secretary of State in time for notices to appear in the State Register five days prior to a scheduled meeting. Every week, we list the agencies that didn’t comply, thanks to the Secretary of State’s office, which kindly marks those agencies with an asterisk in the list of meetings published each Friday in the Register.

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Secret meetings, Feb. 11, 2011

Today’s issue of The State Register includes just one meeting that violated the public notice requirements of West Virginia’s open meetings law.

The agency? The Wood County Development Authority.

As we’ve reminded folks before, the West Virginia Open Governmental Proceedings Act requires agencies to send meeting notices to the Secretary of State in time for notices to appear in the State Register five days prior to a scheduled meeting. Every week, we list the agencies that didn’t comply, thanks to the Secretary of State’s office, which kindly marks those agencies with an asterisk in the list of meetings published each Friday in the Register.

As Bayer CropScience works to find new business for its Institute plant — and to rebuild public trust following the terrible August 2008 explosion that killed two plant workers — the facility’s new plant manager, Steve Hedrick, has an interesting idea for how to move forward.

The Daily Mail’s George Hohmann described it near the end of a story on today’s front page about ways the Kanawha Valley could take advantage of the Marcellus Shale boom to score spinoff jobs for plants like the Bayer site.

Delegate Ron Walters, R-Kanawha, asked what first step would be appropriate.

“The right colleagues in the House and the right colleagues in other areas of state government should close the doors to this room and sit with business leaders and talk it through, decide what it needs to be, make it happen,” Hedrick said. “This is not just a private sector issue, it’s a public sector issue also.


Today’s edition of The State Register contains no meetings that violated the public notice requirements of West Virginia’s open meetings law.

As we’ve reminded folks before, the West Virginia Open Governmental Proceedings Act requires agencies to send meeting notices to the Secretary of State in time for notices to appear in the State Register five days prior to a scheduled meeting. Every week, we list the agencies that didn’t comply, thanks to the Secretary of State’s office, which kindly marks those agencies with an asterisk in the list of meetings published each Friday in the Register.

Secret meetings, Jan. 28, 2011

Only one meeting in today’s issue of The State Register violated the public notice requirements of West Virginia’s open meetings law.

The organization at fault? The West Virginia Prosecuting Attorneys Institute.

As we’ve reminded folks before, the West Virginia Open Governmental Proceedings Act requires agencies to send meeting notices to the Secretary of State in time for notices to appear in the State Register five days prior to a scheduled meeting. Every week, we list the agencies that didn’t comply, thanks to the Secretary of State’s office, which kindly marks those agencies with an asterisk in the list of meetings published each Friday in the Register.

Secret meetings, Jan. 21, 2011

I only see one meeting in today’s issue of The State Register that doesn’t comply with the public notice requirements of West Virginia’s open meetings law.

The agency at fault? The Affordable Housing Trust Fund.

As we’ve reminded folks before, the West Virginia Open Governmental Proceedings Act requires agencies to send meeting notices to the Secretary of State in time for notices to appear in the State Register five days prior to a scheduled meeting. Every week, we list the agencies that didn’t comply, thanks to the Secretary of State’s office, which kindly marks those agencies with an asterisk in the list of meetings published each Friday in the Register.

Secret meetings, Jan. 14, 2011

Today’s issue of The State Register contained a very long list of agency meetings, but none of them violated the public notice requirements of West Virginia’s open meetings law.

As we’ve reminded folks before, the West Virginia Open Governmental Proceedings Act requires agencies to send meeting notices to the Secretary of State in time for notices to appear in the State Register five days prior to a scheduled meeting. Every week, we list the agencies that didn’t comply, thanks to the Secretary of State’s office, which kindly marks those agencies with an asterisk in the list of meetings published each Friday in the Register.

Secret meetings, Jan. 7, 2011

This week’s edition of The State Register listed no meetings that violated the public notice requirements of West Virginia’s open meetings law.

We’ve missed a couple of weeks with the holidays, so it’s worth pointing out now that the Dec. 23 State Register and the Dec. 30 State Register both also included no public notice violations.

As we’ve reminded folks before, the West Virginia Open Governmental Proceedings Act requires agencies to send meeting notices to the Secretary of State in time for notices to appear in the State Register five days prior to a scheduled meeting. Every week, we list the agencies that didn’t comply, thanks to the Secretary of State’s office, which kindly marks those agencies with an asterisk in the list of meetings published each Friday in the Register.

Secret meetings, Dec. 17, 2010

There’s one meeting in this week’s issue of the State Register that violated the public notice requirements of West Virginia’s open meetings law.

The agency? The state Information Technology Council.

And to catch everybody up, last week’s issue of the State Register included three meetings that violated the public notice requirements. One of them was a meeting of the state Environmental Quality Board that I covered for the Gazette, and the other two agencies were the McDowell County Day Report Center’s Community Criminal Justice Board and the state Pharmacy Board.

As we’ve reminded folks before, the West Virginia Open Governmental Proceedings Act requires agencies to send meeting notices to the Secretary of State in time for notices to appear in the State Register five days prior to a scheduled meeting. Every week, we list the agencies that didn’t comply, thanks to the Secretary of State’s office, which kindly marks those agencies with an asterisk in the list of meetings published each Friday in the Register.