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Editorial: Some things never change
By April 1, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Some things never change

From The Journal of Martinsburg:  A big question in the West Virginia House of Delegates this week was whether Gov. Jim Justice would veto a general revenue budget for about $124 million less than he wants. But elsewhere in the Mountain State, another question may be asked: What happened to the hold-the-line budget Republican legislators […]

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Editorial: Lawmakers — Remember those who pay WV’s bills
By April 1, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Lawmakers — Remember those who pay WV’s bills

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail, Daily Mail page: Time was when Republican legislators claimed to be the party of fiscal responsibility and restraint. A pretty good thesis can be made that the old rallying cry of “less taxes, less government” was the main reason the Republicans came to be the majority party in the West Virginia […]

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Editorial: Taxpayers have the right to know where the dollars go
By March 30, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Taxpayers have the right to know where the dollars go

From the Times West Virginian of Fairmont: As journalists, we generally oppose any new limitations to open government records. Journalists carry the torch that keeps government open and in the light of public view. This is very important so that the actions of elected and appointed public officials are not done in secret, and the […]

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W.Va. Coal Association embraces Trump’s approach on power plan
By March 29, 2017 Read More →

W.Va. Coal Association embraces Trump’s approach on power plan

Release from the W.Va. Coal Association:  CHARLESTON, W.Va. ─ In his most eagerly anticipated official action to date, President Donald Trump officially curbed damaging federal regulations on electric power generation in the United States, and the West Virginia Coal Association is singing his praises. “Never before have we seen a chief executive who has lived […]

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Opinion: SB 576 Joint-Development represents fairness, opportunity
By March 28, 2017 Read More →

Opinion: SB 576 Joint-Development represents fairness, opportunity

Release from W.Va. Independent Oil and Gas Association:   By Brett Loflin, Northeast Natural Energy The state of West Virginia is in the midst of financial crisis. All are aware of ongoing discussions between the Governor and the Legislature as to how we can generate revenue in order to provide our citizens with the services, […]

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Editorial: Hope for the future – More coal moving through Bluefield
By March 26, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Hope for the future – More coal moving through Bluefield

From The Bluefield Daily Telegraph: It is something we are seeing just about every day now. Trains are hauling more coal through Bluefield. It is a comforting sight for those who are hoping to see a long-awaited resurgence of the coal industry. The reason more coal is being shipped through Bluefield is due to an uptick in the […]

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Editorial: Used car bill would provide real help for many
By March 26, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Used car bill would provide real help for many

From The Inter-Mountain of Elkins:   Give West Virginia legislators several years ago credit for wanting to protect their constituents from junk cars. But like so many consumer-protection laws, the statute enacted for that purpose was detrimental to many it was supposed to help. Under current law, if you want to buy a used car or […]

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This week in the House of Delegates
By March 26, 2017 Read More →

This week in the House of Delegates

Release from The W.Va. House of Delegates: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – With a key legislative deadline looming next week, members of the House of Delegates worked late hours this past week to process a large volume of bills, including legislation addressing the state’s budget situation, and bills to improve the state’s access to broadband and response […]

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Speaker Armstead thanks all Delegates for support on flood protection bill
By March 25, 2017 Read More →

Speaker Armstead thanks all Delegates for support on flood protection bill

From the Office of Del. Tim Armstead, Speaker of the House of Delegates: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — W.Va. House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, issued the following statement on passage of a bill to reform state flood protection planning: “I am grateful today for the House of Delegates’ unanimous support for this legislation. Our state has had a […]

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At the Capitol for March 25: Last one out of the Capitol, turn off the red light
By March 25, 2017 Read More →

At the Capitol for March 25: Last one out of the Capitol, turn off the red light

By Phil Kabler For the West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice’s latest effort to promote his plan to help close a $500 million shortfall in the 2017-18 state budget, in part, by raising about $350 million in new taxes left legislative leaders seeing red – literally. Declaring that the Legislature’s plan […]

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