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W.Va. House Speaker Quitting Legislature

May 17, 2013

WHEELING — West Virginia House Speaker Richard Thompson will resign from the Legislature next month to become cabinet secretary for the Department of Veterans Assistance....

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May-17-13 9:08 AM

But Tomblin pushed the idea of amending the state’s constitution to include the office of lieutenant governor. In 2000, the state bestowed upon the Senate president the title of lieutenant governor, but it didn’t have constitutional backing, Tomblin said. And, it still left questions he thought would best be addressed by establishing the office through constitutional amendment.

Still waiting on the constitutional amendment......and waiting.....

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May-17-13 8:07 AM

I am impressed that the guy decidedto use his experience and education to work for the good of veterans. He is a veteran and did not forget those who served as well. This may be something on his bucket list, but at least he honors military service by leaving a powerful position to try to help those who served.

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