Opinion

Campaign Update: Candidate Bill Schwartz offers opinion on Supreme Court and West Virginia
By March 20, 2020 Read More →

Campaign Update: Candidate Bill Schwartz offers opinion on Supreme Court and West Virginia

By Bill Schwartz Candidate for W.Va. Supreme Court In 2018 our Supreme Court and our state faced a real constitutional crisis. $32,000 couches and over 3-million-dollar office renovations for justices outraged taxpayers – and I was one of them. As an award-winning lawyer with over 30 years’ experience in West Virginia Courts I decided to […]

By March 16, 2020 Read More →

Coronavirus Update: Opinion – Being proactive on COVID-19

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling: Gov. Jim Justice had an ironclad answer Friday, in the form of a question, to those who wonder why he closed public schools in West Virginia despite the absence then of a single confirmed case of COVID-19 in our state: “How would you answer the question, ‘Why did you wait?’” […]

By March 15, 2020 Read More →

Opinion: Deal with Coronavirus; Keep calm, don’t panic, wash your hands and trust God

By Andy Kniceley Publisher of W.Va. News The world, our nation and eventually our state must address the pandemic known as coronavirus or COVID-19. It has caused extreme disruption in terms of our normal routines, travel, school, events, work, hoarding of hand sanitizer, toilet paper and cleaning supplies. It threatens our elderly, with the death […]

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Opinion: W.Va. Delegate Hill on federal Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act
By March 3, 2020 Read More →

Opinion: W.Va. Delegate Hill on federal Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act

Dear editors, W.Va. Delegate Jordan Hill, R-Nicholas Chairman of the W.Va. House of Delegate’s Committee on Health and Human Resources West Virginia has borne the brunt of rising prescription drug prices. As a working-class state, many of our neighbors can’t afford their needed medications after the pharmaceutical industry has hiked the prices of common prescription […]

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Opinion: At the Capitol
By March 1, 2020 Read More →

Opinion: At the Capitol

By Phil Kabler For West Virginia Press For the second week in a row at the Capitol, a major piece of legislative agenda crashed and burned, as the Senate failed to advance a joint resolution to amend the state Constitution in order to phase out personal property taxes on manufacturing equipment, machinery and inventory, and […]

W.Va. manufacturers applaud Senate leaders on tax relief passage
By February 25, 2020 Read More →

W.Va. manufacturers applaud Senate leaders on tax relief passage

Release from the W.Va. Manufacturers Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Under the watchful eyes of many West Virginia manufacturers, the Senate has approved legislation to provide relief to all West Virginians who pay vehicle taxes plus retailers and manufacturers. The Senate approved Senate Bill 837 by a vote of 17-16. The bill will remove personal property […]

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By February 23, 2020 Read More →

Video Interview: W.Va. Senate President Carmichael talks about SJR 9; legislation on third reading Monday

WV Press Video Report: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — W.Va. Senate President Mitch Carmichael, following second reading floor debate on SJR 9, talked with West Virginia Press about the tax package and his expectations for the legislation, which will be on Third Reading Monday. NOTE: You can see Friday’s Senate floor discussion of SJR 9, including opposition to […]

Opinion: SJR 9 is just plain bad for West Virginia
By February 23, 2020 Read More →

Opinion: SJR 9 is just plain bad for West Virginia

By Jonathan AdlerExecutive Director WV Association of Counties The West Virginia Senate, in an attempt to spur economic growth and attract manufacturing jobs to West Virginia, has introduced two misguided pieces of legislation that only harm our state; ​they​ do​n’t​ help it.  They are tax giveaways to large, out-of-state businesses while hurting West Virginia’s own citizens. […]

By February 23, 2020 Read More →

This week in the W.Va. House of Delegates

Release from the W.Va. House of Delegates for the week ending Feb. 21, 2020: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Ahead of a key legislative deadline on Wednesday, the pace of processing legislation ramped up significantly this past week in the House of Delegates, with lawmakers advancing bills to promote economic growth, get more young people in the […]

By February 23, 2020 Read More →

Opinion: Where America comes together

By Kathy Boockvar, Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth, and Mac Warner, West Virginia Secretary of State HARRISBURG, Pa: The “Miracle at Philadelphia” in 1787, which resulted in our enduring Constitution, united a fractured country struggling to find trust in its government, balance individual freedoms with national sovereignty, establish checks and balances through three branches of government, […]