I have to admit this is a new one to me: The state administration backs off mandating that state agencies meet at parks. From the Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette:
State agencies are being encouraged â€not to forget about state parksâ€ as they look for places to meet, and to pick the location that best fits their needs at a good price, said Manchin spokeswoman Lara Ramsburg. â€If you have three facilities with the same services, look at pricing, and pick the best deal for state taxpayers,â€ she said.
It sounds like something the administration said earlier got the area's conference centers in an uproar over unfair competition practices. It all sounds a little squirrelly to me!