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By October 10, 2017 Read More →

EDITORIAL: High-speed internet vital to state’s future

The Inter-Mountain editorial If you have traveled for business or pleasure during the past couple of years, you probably had to make lodging reservations in advance. Before doing so, you looked into the hotel, rental unit or other accommodation you were considering. Clean? Check. Breakfast? Check. Near attractions or where you are bound on business? […]

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Editorial: Better late than never

The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register editorial It is unfortunate for the nation as a whole, not just for energy-producing states, that former President Barack Obama’s war on coal and affordable electricity is being ended after years in which it was pursued with attack-dog tenacity and yes, viciousness. Better late than never, however. “The war on […]

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By October 9, 2017 Read More →

EDITORIAL: With the bond passed, now it’s time to get to work

The Exponent Telegram editorial West Virginia Department of Transportation Secretary Tom Smith had it right Saturday night after voters overwhelmingly supported Gov. Jim Justice’s $1.6 billion road bond amendment: “It’s time for us to roll up our sleeves and get to work. We’re ready to roll.” Smith and Justice were both ebullient after the bond […]

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By October 8, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Delay of natural gas pipelines is costing W.Va. money

From The Parkersburg News and Sentinel: There is more natural gas being produced from the Marcellus and Utica shales than is necessary to meet the demand in the regions to which that gas is easily transported. It is a problem that has been apparent for quite some time to those living in the regions — […]

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Editorial: Mercer County, W.Va., commissions must adhere to state code on hotel/motel tax usage

From the Bluefield Daily Telegraph: Ridiculous! Thanks to projects like the Hatfield-McCoy Trail, tourism is booming in Mercer County. And the region is on the verge of becoming a tourism destination for off-road riders across the nation. Given this great opportunity, our elected leaders should be working to capitalize upon this growing ATV tourism engine.  . Instead, members […]

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Editorial: Sports gambling may be good bet for West Virginia

From The Wheeling News-Register: No one knows how much money Americans wager on sporting events, simply because much of the betting is done illegally. Estimates are mind-boggling, however. One is that annual betting on the Super Bowl alone tops $8 billion. Another is that $30 billion to $40 billion a year is wagered on professional […]

Senate President Mitch Carmichael statement on Roads to Prosperity Amendment
By October 7, 2017 Read More →

Senate President Mitch Carmichael statement on Roads to Prosperity Amendment

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, issued the following statement on the passage of the Roads to Prosperity Amendment: “I am thrilled that the West Virginians who chose to vote on this critical issue put the greater good of this state first and said yes. With the passage of this amendment, we have […]

By October 1, 2017 Read More →

Road Bond Editorial: The Herald Dispatch of Huntington says vote ‘Yes”

From The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington: 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 Intelligencer of Wheeling says vote ‘Yes’

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling: 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 […]

By October 1, 2017 Read More →

Road Bond Editorial: Bluefield Daily Telegraph says vote ‘Yes’

From the Bluefield Daily Telegraph: Funds critical for deep south counties   There is much good that could come from the passage of the $1.6 billion road bond referendum that will be presented to West Virginia voters on October 7. For starters, the bond would provide $116 million for road improvement projects in Mercer County alone. […]