Opinion

By July 18, 2016 Read More →

Flood highlights vital government role

A Gazette editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — THE RECENT deadly floods offer clear examples why it is so important for West Virginia lawmakers to figure out how to fund a healthy and responsive state government as the state’s traditional sources of revenue shrink. A storm like the one in June would cause anyone […]

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By July 18, 2016 Read More →

Without resources, anti-drug law is only half-step

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Lawmakers in Washington are exclaiming they took major action this week to combat the opioid drug abuse problem plaguing the nation, but they haven’t earned a hearty slap on the back just yet. They may have taken a step toward a meaningful response to the epidemic that in […]

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By July 15, 2016 Read More →

Broadband access a must for future of WV economy

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — More than a century ago, the first significant action in pursuit of a “universal” network for telephone service throughout the United States took place when the government allowed AT&T to operate without competition. The reasoning was that a single provider, working under government regulation, would be best suited […]

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By July 15, 2016 Read More →

Boone school board passing buck on budget

An editorial from The Dominion Post  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — We ’re all forced to make decisions more difficult than we’re willing to make sometimes. You know, get called on to pitch when the bases are loaded, nobody’s out and your season is on the line. Or your company, your campaign or your school district is on the line. Our […]

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By July 14, 2016 Read More →

Speaker of House Armstead seeks Disaster Recovery Fund

Letter from Delegate Tim Armstead, Speaker of the W.Va. House of Delegates: The Honorable Earl Ray Tomblin Governor State of West Virginia State Capitol Charleston, West Virginia 25305 Dear Gov. Tomblin: As you know, the past two and a half weeks have been one of the most challenging times ever faced by the people of […]

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U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins: A national response to the drug crisis
By July 14, 2016 Read More →

U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins: A national response to the drug crisis

By Rep. Evan Jenkins Nearly every day, we see another story in the news about an overdose in West Virginia. The drug crisis has hit our state hard, but it’s also a national crisis. No community is exempt – addiction doesn’t discriminate based on geography, income, education level or occupation. A national crisis needs a […]

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By July 14, 2016 Read More →

Businesses affected by flood need state’s help

A Daily Mail editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginians really know how to pull together. Even though it’s only been three weeks since massive flooding destroyed and damaged homes and businesses in several areas, many homeowners are well into the long, hard road of rebuilding their lives thanks to generous donations of […]

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By July 13, 2016 Read More →

Fantasy sports should be legal, regulated and taxed

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram  CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Sometimes good government requires our leaders to connect the dots, so to speak — to figure out that one decision ultimately impacts others. Such is the case with a recent opinion by state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, who said he believes current state law allows for fantasy […]

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By July 13, 2016 Read More →

Sen. Capito: Energy Bill One Step Closer to Finish Line

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., today issued the following statement regarding the Senate’s Energy and Policy Modernization Act advancing to a House-Senate conference committee:   “For the first time in more than a decade, Congress is considering comprehensive energy legislation that will lead to more jobs and revenue in energy-producing states like West Virginia. […]

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By July 13, 2016 Read More →

Sen. Manchin statement on advancement of comprehensive energy bill to conference committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-WV, released the following statement after the Senate voted to advance the Energy Policy Modernization Act to Conference Committee. Included in the bill are four of Senator Manchin’s measures that comprise the entirety of the bill’s coal title and focus on promoting an all-of-the-above energy policy.   “We have not […]

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