Senate President Jeff Kessler, along with other state lawmakers, are coming together to focus on the economic challenges and opportunities in the southern coalfileds of West Virginina. The aim of this task force is to bring residents and leaders together to envision a revitalized and diversified economy. The initiative is made up of a series of listening sessions which are meant to give people the opportunity for a productive discussion. After the listening sessions, the state lawmakers will propose legislation to address the issues and ideas brought up as part of the listening sessions. What's Next partners will be attending some of the listening sessions. 

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Read more about the initiative in The State JournalCoal Valley NewsRegister Herald, and the Charleston Gazette