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Thursday, March 30, 2017

At the Capitol: No budget solution yet

   By Phil Kabler for WV Press Association With the 60-day regular session of the Legislature moving toward its midpoint, Gov. Jim Justice and legislative leaders remain far apart on how to close a $500 million...

Once again, forced pooling

Land & Mineral Owners: EQT flexed their political muscle at the Senate Judiciary meeting concerning SB244. We need to be loud and clear of our opposition to this bill and the effect it will have...

Open letter to Aviation Consumer Protection Division

RE: Via Air Service in Lewisburg, WV To Whom It May Concern: The Greenbrier County Commission is providing this letter to formally express concerns regarding the current air carrier service to Greenbrier Valley Airport (KLWB). In September...

Rep. Jenkins refuses to schedule Town Hall meeting

  Dear Editor: After multiple calls to request a town hall meeting in Lewisburg, Rep.  Evan Jenkins has failed to schedule one. I asked his office Tuesday to explain why. They said they could not tell...

The Back Pew – March 4th, 2017

by Stephen Baldwin Job one for the legislature is passing a balanced budget that protects our people. We are nearly halfway through the session now, and we do not yet have a budget. BUDGET DEFICIT. Unless...

Attorney General reaffirms advice to local schools regarding transgender policy

  West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey sent a letter to state and county education officials reaffirming his guidance in the wake of President Trump’s announcement. The letter cites President Trump’s directive that withdrew and rescinded...

Open letter to Jim Justice

Dear Governor Justice: I read your State of the State speech several times and found some things to like about it. Your directness about our financial situation. Even though the taxes you propose are regressive they...

Open letter to the WV Legislature

Dear Senators and Delegates: I am writing to let you know that I represent one of the only groups of West Virginians looking for a tax increase. As an advocate of full legalization of marijuana,...

At the Capitol

By Phil Kabler For The West Virginia Press Association Slow start on passage of Legislation Unlike the past two legislative sessions, when the new Republican leadership jumped into each new session with the passage of a flurry...

Jim Justice: Is the fox in charge of the hen house?

Dear Editor: Jim Justice is probably the wealthiest person in West Virginia. Records suggest his father gave him assets worth $25 million. His wealth is now estimated to be over $1.6 billion.  He apparently owns...

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