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Senate President Mitch Carmichael statement on Roads to Prosperity Amendment
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Senate President Mitch Carmichael statement on Roads to Prosperity Amendment

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, issued the following statement on the passage of the Roads to Prosperity Amendment: “I am thrilled that the West Virginians who chose to vote on this critical issue put the greater good of this state first and said yes. With the passage of this amendment, we have […]

Roads to Prosperity Amendment has 71 percent approval with nearly half precincts reporting
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Roads to Prosperity Amendment has 71 percent approval with nearly half precincts reporting

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Newspaper, radio and television media representatives fill the West Virginia Secretary of State’s office Saturday night, Oct. 7, to monitor results of the special election on the Roads to Prosperity Amendment. During a conference call at 9 p.m., Secretary of State Mac Warner speaks with media including Andrea Lannom of The […]

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Road Bond Editorial: The Herald Dispatch of Huntington says vote ‘Yes”

From The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington: Roads initiative merits a ‘yes’ vote to help state Economic growth in West Virginia has been a long, difficult struggle for many decades. The state has long relied on the coal industry as the backbone of its economy, but even that pillar has been weakened as a job creator because […]

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Road Bond Editorial: The Intelligencer of Wheeling says vote ‘Yes’

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling: For years, many West Virginians have complained about the sorry condition of many highways and bridges in our state. We wondered why someone didn’t do something about the problem. Now whether the challenge is addressed is up to us. It would be foolish not to seize the opportunity. A referendum […]

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Road Bond Editorial: Bluefield Daily Telegraph says vote ‘Yes’

From the Bluefield Daily Telegraph: Funds critical for deep south counties   There is much good that could come from the passage of the $1.6 billion road bond referendum that will be presented to West Virginia voters on October 7. For starters, the bond would provide $116 million for road improvement projects in Mercer County alone. […]

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Road Bond Editorial: Dominion Post of Morgantown says vote ‘Yes’

From The Dominion Post of Morgantown: The Dominion Post is endorsing the Roads to Prosperity Amendment. Yes, we have leaned in that direction ever since this initiative got the Legislature’s near unanimous approval in the regular legislative session. In June, once the Legislature approved a bill to provide a funding mechanism to repay this bond […]

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Road Bond Editorial: The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg says vote ‘Yes’

One of the most famous and oft-used movie lines of all-time is “Build it and they will come,” which is from “Field of Dreams.” In West Virginia, we may see the exact opposite of that: “Don’t build them and they will leave … if they can navigate the potholes and decaying bridges.” With state residents […]

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Road Bond Editorial: The Inter-Mountain of Elkins says vote ‘Yes’

From The Inter-Mountain: Road bond key to W.Va.’s future State voters have the unique opportunity this week to make huge improvements to our system of highways and bridges by simply marking “yes” on a ballot. A referendum scheduled for Oct. 7 seeks voter approval of a $1.6 billion bond issue for highway and bridge repairs […]

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Road Bond Editorial: The Charleston Gazette-Mail says vote ‘Yes’

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail, Daily Mail editorial page: Vote for the road bond and demand government accountability It seems nearly all the organizations that employ West Virginians and those trying to bring more jobs to the state have one thing in common regarding the Oct. 7 election for the “Roads to Prosperity” amendment. They want […]

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Road Bond Editorial: Williamson Daily News says vote ‘Yes’

From The Williamson Daily News: Roads initiative merits a ‘yes’ vote to help state Economic growth in West Virginia has been a long, difficult struggle for many decades. The state has long relied on the coal industry as the backbone of its economy, but even that pillar has been weakened as a job creator because […]