Opinion

By November 4, 2017 Read More →

Opinion: U.S. Senator Capito says President Trump’s tax vision Is the right one for West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the following statement about the need to pass comprehensive tax reform: “President Trump’s tax vision is the right one for West Virginia—and anyone who says otherwise has it wrong. Tax reform will help the roughly half of American families who are living paycheck to […]

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Opinion: WV Center on Budget, Policy says GOP tax plan offers nothing to most West Virginians

Plan paves way for cuts to education, health care, other key programs CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Following the release of the House Republicans’ new tax proposal, Ted Boettner Executive Director of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy released the following statement: “The House GOP tax plan released yesterday is an expensive new giveaway to wealthy households and major […]

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Editorial: Braidy Industries project in Kentucky shows value of ready industrial sites

From The Herald Dispatch of Huntington:  Braidy Industries’ plan to build a $1.4 billion aluminum plant in Northeast Kentucky developed a hiccup when the company learned that the soil makeup at its selected site in South Shore, Kentucky, wasn’t adequate to support the necessary heavy machinery. Fortunately, the company and state and local officials came […]

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Opinion: The greatest political move in the history of West Virginia
By November 1, 2017 Read More →

Opinion: The greatest political move in the history of West Virginia

By Bray CaryGovernor Justice isn’t a politician.Over the past 10 months, some of the army of career politicians in West Virginia, have been critical of first year Governor Jim Justice. Their conversation goes, “He has never done politics or run a government before and you can’t just walk in and expect to know how do it. You have to be part of […]

Opinion: A national response to the fentanyl epidemic
By November 1, 2017 Read More →

Opinion: A national response to the fentanyl epidemic

By U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins R-W.Va., 3rd District Last week, President Trump brought national attention to an issue affecting West Virginia more than any other state – the fentanyl and opioid crisis. By declaring a public health emergency, new resources and support will be coming to West Virginia to help stop drug trafficking and expand […]

By October 22, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: West Virginia’s children deserve better than adversity

From The Parkersburg News and Sentinel:  According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, there are several experiences for children that can contribute to high stress, sidetrack healthy development and increase the chances of risky behavior, including: having a parent or guardian die, serve time in jail or be divorced/separated; living in a household where there […]

By October 22, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: W.Va. must ensure medical marijuana survey results are honest

From The Wheeling News-Register: State officials have begun conducting a survey, both online and by mail, to gauge interest in West Virginia’s newly legalized medical marijuana program. Judging by questions on the survey form, the intent is to determine how many people believe medicinal marijuana would help them cope with illness or injury, and where […]

By October 22, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: W.Va. Roads to Prosperity bond initiative lacked road map

From The Dominion Post:  “Adventure is just bad planning.” So said the explorer Roald Amundsen. This coming from the first person to reach both the Earth’s poles because of careful preparation gives him all the bona fides one needs to say such a thing. Most would agree the heavy sledding to move the “Roads to […]

By October 22, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: W.Va. Legislature, Gov. Justice work together to move state forward

From The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg:  While we’ve taken the West Virginia Legislature to task for its lack of productivity during past sessions, we must applaud lawmakers for this past week’s actions during a special session. In two days, lawmakers passed five laws championed by Gov. Jim Justice in an effort to jump-start the road […]

By October 22, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Education, skills key to improving earning power in W.Va.

From The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington: Only about half of West Virginia adults are working these days, and a quarter of those who do have jobs don’t make much money. Those troubling trends underscore the need to bring more good jobs to the Mountain State, but a deeper dive into the statistics shows the problem is […]