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Bluefield to apply for state's home rule program

January 29, 2014
Associated Press

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — Bluefield plans to apply to become a participant in the state's Municipal Home Rule program.

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph ( ) reports that the city Board of Directors voted Tuesday to begin the application process.

The program shifts power from the state to the local level and gives cities a larger say in how they govern. It began as a five-year pilot in four cities. Last year, the Legislature continued the program until July 1, 2019, and allowed a total 20 municipalities to participate.

June 1 is the deadline for municipalities to submit applications.


Information from: Bluefield Daily Telegraph,



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