The tax reform bill passed by Congress Wednesday (Dec. 20) and signed into law by President Donald Trump doesn’t eliminate enough loopholes to simplify the system, but it does increase the U.S. budget deficit to “troubling” proportions, according to one West Virginia University economic expert.
More than 2,870 West Virginia University students are expected to graduate in two ceremonies Friday (Dec. 15, 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.) at the WVU Coliseum. WVU Provost Joyce McConnell and Northrop Grumman Corp. chief executive officer and president Wes Bush. Bush will also be awarded an honorary Doctor of Engineering at the 2 p.m. ceremony. College of Business and Economics and Eberly College of Arts and Sciences students will graduate at the 9 a.m. ceremony, where McConnell will speak. Students from all others colleges and schools will graduate at 2 p.m.
The West Virginia University Fire Service Extension is giving firefighters, police, emergency medical service workers, emergency room nurses and others the opportunity to learn about how to protect themselves from fentanyl exposure, which has been closely linked to responding to opioid overdoses.