Opinion

By May 22, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Start planning for worst-case scenario

From The Dominion Post of Morgantown:  “It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.” Or in this instance, if the dragon is only six weeks away from potentially taking wing and torching your state government. That quote above is from perhaps the world’s pre-eminent fantasy […]

By May 22, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Making Weirton More Appealing

From The Wheeling News-Register: Weirton Planning Commission Chairman Chuck Robinson might well have been referring to any number of Rust Belt communities when he remarked last Wednesday that, “This town needs some excitement and energy instead of just waiting for something to happen.” But there are differences between Weirton and many other so-called “post-industrial”towns. For […]

By May 22, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Reminder to legislators — Community colleges offer more bang for the buck

From the Weirton Daily Times: Among college graduates throughout West Virginia this spring are thousands who were in and out of higher education in two years. They earned degrees and certificates at community and technical colleges, which seem to be growing in popularity. Why is that? Simply because more potential college students are recognizing that […]

By May 22, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Tax reform is necessary; timing is everything

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail, Daily-Mail editorial page: To his credit, Senate President Mitch Carmichael has focused like a laser beam on the idea of reducing the state income tax. Good for him. It will be even better for West Virginia if he can make it happen. The love Carmichael, R-Jackson, and many of his fellow Republicans have […]

By May 19, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Police-stop training for young drivers a good idea

The Herald-Dispatch editorial The national discussion about relations between law enforcement and minority communities has not been easy. As polls show, people – from law officers and government leaders to various elements of the public – come at these questions from very different perspectives and experiences. That is sometimes polarizing, but raising awareness about the […]

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By May 18, 2017 Read More →

EDITORIAL: Tax increase is needed to fix roads, bridges

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel editorial West Virginia’s roads and bridges are disintegrating. Take a drive of more than 10 minutes in any direction and you will see that. Meanwhile, many lawmakers are understandably reluctant to raise taxes because they and many of their constituents know there are too many in state government who will […]

Opinion: Natural Gas —  A Solution for W.Va.
By May 16, 2017 Read More →

Opinion: Natural Gas —  A Solution for W.Va.

By Phil Reale Attorney Charleston, W.Va. As a lawyer and lobbyist for IOGA of WV I read with interest the text of a recent article on the WV Metronews website discussing the state’s revenue and budget posture.  As a past president of IOGA of WV years ago when my career was more exclusively grounded in oil […]

By May 16, 2017 Read More →

EDITORIAL: Something must be done about roads

The Inter-Mountain editorial We have to do something about crumbling roads and rusting bridges in West Virginia. It is that simple. Many legislators have demonstrated a laudable reluctance to raise taxes they and many of their constituents see as a refusal of some in state government to live within taxpayers’ means. But the State Road […]

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By May 15, 2017 Read More →

Opinion: Gov. Justice talks about resuming Special Session

By Gov. Jim Justice   The special session will resume today, Monday, May 15. The goal remains the same: pass a budget that will put West Virginia on a pathway to prosperity.   But what we have to understand is there is something that is being terribly forgotten here. The political class is missing the […]

COMMENTARY: Mother’s Day should be celebrated all year
By May 12, 2017 Read More →

COMMENTARY: Mother’s Day should be celebrated all year

By JOHN DAHLIA The Preston County News & Journal This coming Sunday, we will all get the chance to celebrate our amazing, wonderful, beautiful Moms. Each of us finds a different way to honor those special women in our lives who not only gave us life, but for most of us, continue to be our […]

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