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Fiscal Discipline Still Important

March 25, 2015 Many West Virginians will be affected by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s line-item vetoes of millions of dollars in spending approved by the Legislature. more »»

McCullough Merits Thanks, Support

March 25, 2015 Running a small university, even under the best of circumstances, can be a tough, thankless task. Most people would expect something in return. more »»

Cut Testing In Ohio Schools

March 24, 2015 Somewhere along the line, the advice to do everything in moderation got lost in the push for public school reform. more »»

Liberal Budget Plan: Tax, Spend

March 24, 2015 Republicans in Congress are being criticized by liberals for a budget proposal that makes relatively modest cuts in federal spending. more »»

Giving Objective Advice to EPA

March 24, 2015 Proposed reforms to how the Environmental Protection Agency gets advice on science should be enacted — but more needs to be done to restore confidence in the EPA’s objectivity. more »»

Restore Safeguards Of Checks, Balances

March 24, 2015 Presidents can veto bills approved by Congress, but the power does not extend to invalidating laws already on the books. President Barack Obama does not seem to understand tha. more »»

Doing Service For Ohioans

March 23, 2015 Many states — and the federal government, for that matter — could learn a thing or two about the transparency to which they pay so much lip service, simply by taking a page out of the Ohio... more »»

Probe Intervention In Israeli Politics

March 23, 2015 U.S. officials often intervene in the internal affairs of other countries, usually while insisting no such thing is happening. Often, such activities are aimed at undermining unfriendly governments. more »»

Take Action On Charter Schools

March 22, 2015 Education reform was among key priorities of Republican legislators in West Virginia this winter. Yet when lawmakers ended their regular session, a promising initiative had been shelved. more »»

Take Hard Look At State Spending

March 22, 2015 Interim committee meetings held by West Virginia legislators, often during the summer months, are opportunities for them to learn what they need to know to make decisions on major issues during... more »»

Preventing Remote Controlled Tragedies

March 22, 2015 Those remotely monitored “smart meters” power companies have been installing on many homes make it easier to determine how much customers should be charged. more »»

Pats on the Back:

March 22, 2015 - To four local police officers honored last week for saving lives in the line of duty. They were Wheeling Police Sgt. Gus Kepreos and Officer Erick Burke and Martins Ferry Police Sg. more »»

Rethink Ohio Recycling Law

March 21, 2015 Some local officials in East Ohio are finding themselves in an extremely uncomfortable position. more »»

Address Highway Funding Challenge

March 21, 2015 Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin had good news for West Virginia motorists tired of dodging potholes. more »»

Farmers Now EPA Target

March 20, 2015 Farmers are in the Environmental Protection Agency’s crosshairs now, joining coal miners and tens of millions of consumers of reasonably priced electricity. more »»

Mayor of Adena Should Resign

March 20, 2015 Government officials are expected to handle their official duties honestly and efficientl. more »»

New Broadband Plan Is Smarter

March 20, 2015 For several years, state government addressed the challenge of access to broadband Internet service for West Virginians in an entirely predictable — and wholly unwise — way. more »»

Douglass’ Service Will Be Remembered

March 20, 2015 Gus Douglass was the only state agriculture commissioner many West Virginians ever knew. more »»

Saving Money In Long Run

March 19, 2015 A catchy advertising slogan popular several years ago — you can pay me now, or pay me later — sums up Wheeling’s municipal budget. more »»

Legislative Session Was Productive

March 19, 2015 Republicans newly in control of the West Virginia Legislature were disappointed in some of their initiatives this winter — but still put together an important package of reforms. more »»

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