Opinion

By January 20, 2017 Read More →

Responsible: Justice changes mind on cutting budget

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel editorial On the campaign trail, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice made clear his belief that “we’ve cut about all that we can cut,” and “You will not be able to cut your way out of this (state budget) mess.” Happily, it appears as though Justice, upon being presented with new information as he […]

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By January 19, 2017 Read More →

EDITORIAL: Mountain State residents must join together to make West Virginia better

Times West Virginian As Gov. Jim Justice took his oath of office Monday at the Capitol in Charleston, he stressed several key points, but the most notable was a simple plea for Mountain State residents to band together to make West Virginia a better place. “West Virginia has been at the bad end of a […]

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By January 18, 2017 Read More →

Dave Peyton: New governor has it right about W.Va. tomatoes

By DAVE PEYTON The Herald-Dispatch In his inaugural address Gov. Jim Justice mentioned one of my favorite topics. West Virginia tomatoes. I never thought I’d hear a West Virginia governor praise West Virginia tomatoes, but in doing so, Justice became one of my friends. And, according to what he said, that gives me the right […]

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By January 16, 2017 Read More →

The Dream Lives On: King’s words still have meaning today

The Inter-Mountain Following is an excerpt from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech. I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose […]

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By January 10, 2017 Read More →

Tax hike: Legislators must prioritize spending

The Inter-Mountain Some West Virginia legislators seem to have decided already that they have no option but to increase taxes if they are to balance the state budget. But the very revenue reports they point to in support of that contention are evidence West Virginians are struggling, many of them more than state government. It […]

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By January 8, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Remember Those Who Pay Taxes

From the Wheeling News-Register: Some West Virginia legislators seem to have decided already that they have no option but to increase taxes if they are to balance the state budget. But the very revenue reports they point to in support of that contention are evidence West Virginians are struggling, many of them more than state […]

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By January 8, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: ACA facts do not align with Ryan’s bluster

From The Register-Herald of Beckley: Before the U.S. Congress goes about its promised exercise of repealing the Affordable Care Act without much thought as to what would take its place, folks in these parts may want to review the hard truths behind what would be left in the wake of such a salute to political […]

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By January 7, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Justice, state Legislature need to ensure budget gets done on time

From The Journal of Martinsburg: Within the next few days, Gov.-elect Jim Justice and West Virginia legislators will get a better idea of the depth of the budget hole they must find a way to fill in. That will happen when the Department of Revenue crunches the numbers showing how much the state collected in […]

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By January 7, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Gasoline tax cut will cost a pretty penny

From The Dominion Post of Morgantown: This tax cut is going to turn up as a sight more than just a bad penny. Indeed, the state Tax Department estimates it will turn up as about $49 million less in the state’s Road Fund in 2017. On Jan. 1, drivers across West Virginia began paying a […]

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By January 7, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Don’t let drug firms off hook

From the Wheeling News-Register: It is hard to believe — impossible, some would say — that drug company executives did not wonder how it was that they were selling more than three-quarters of a billion addictive pain pills in West Virginia during a six-year period. Yet few, if any, seem to have worried they were […]

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