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More Home Rule Sought

Lawmakers discuss adding communities to W.Va. program

January 8, 2013

WHEELING — West Virginia would allow four more cities or towns to pursue increased governing powers through a successful “home rule” pilot program, under a draft bill discussed by lawmakers Monday....

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Jan-08-13 1:56 PM

Wonder why the mayor and officials declared the pilot a success but fail to ask the people they represent what they think of the program… Smaller government, less rules and less taxes would be a success for the people and government.

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Jan-08-13 1:44 PM

West Virginia Municipal League is a special interest group with their own agenda but even they must admit they need more training on topics of ethics and the state’s open meeting law. Don’t you think if they have not been able to master ethics and open meetings then Home Rule is too complicated for the local cities and the State is better in controlling the rules .

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Jan-08-13 1:26 PM

Wonder why just a few cities want home rule and the 99% of cities are happy with the State making the rule? Less rules and less government mean less taxes.

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Jan-08-13 12:25 PM

Any city wanting HOME RULE should have to have 2/3 vote to change to this with 50% of the registered voters voting. Instead of having a election like BOE having elections on Saturday by itself where the majority of the vote is the minority employees of BOE voters.

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Jan-08-13 12:19 PM

First complete government transparency and penalties for failure to respond to the citizens and violations of the ethics and transparency. Put the burden of violation on city government with fines and penalties. HOME RULE has not been the success ever politician wants it to be in running city government. Fixed the corruptions and ethics problems before turning over home rule power to part time politicians back by local special interest. The State can do what home rule does without letting local cities and towns making their own rules.

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