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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 […]

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Road Bond Editorial: The Wheeling News-Register says vote ‘Yes’

From The Wheeling News-Register:   Vote ‘Yes’ and monitor road project spending No doubt some unscrupulous operators are eager to see West Virginians approve a $1.6 billion road bond issue. The possibilities for fraud and other chicanery are limitless. Voters in our area should say yes to the bond issue, as we have emphasized. It is good […]

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Road Bond Editorial: Weirton Daily Times says vote ‘Yes’

From The Weirton Daily Times:  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: Logan Banner says vote ‘Yes’

From the Logan Banner: 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 of […]

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Opinion: ‘Roads to Prosperity’ road bond is right vehicle to jumpstart economy

From the The State Journal: By Woody Thrasher  W.Va. Secretary of Commerce For years, West Virginia has been searching for the right vehicle to jump-start economic growth. At last, we’ve found an appropriate one right in front of us: Our roads. The “Roads to Prosperity” road bond referendum is the bold vision of Governor Jim […]

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Fate of road bond rests with WV voters

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – As early voting continues through Wednesday, Gov. Jim Justice and supporters of his Road to Prosperity infrastructure plan are traveling across the state in the final push to get West Virginia voters to the polls next Saturday. The governor hopes the majority of the state […]