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Elevating The Conversation

Last week, Gov. Jim Justice was trapped inside an elevator both literally and figuratively. One he needed the help of state workers to get out of. The other he could have left anytime he wanted. First, the literal (and something that just can’t be made up). Justice’s communications staff ...

Don’t Overlook Eligibility for Employee Tax Credit

Are employers considering their eligibility for the Employee Retention Credit? The credit, which is calculated on Form 941 Employer Quarterly Federal Tax Return, is available to eligible employers from March 12, 2020 through December 31, 2021. There are two tests to determine eligibility ...

Marshall Memo: Land Purchase Could Provide Parking for Health Department

The Marshall County Commission Tuesday approved the first step in the purchase of a piece of real estate which could tie-in with a previous purchase. The recent parcel was referred to as 600 Lafayette Ave., the former Suter’s Bail Bonding which is adjacent to the Marshall County Magistrate ...

President Biden Is Lying About Need for Tax Increases

President Joe Biden has been pushing for trillions and trillions of dollars in new wasteful spending, claiming he’ll pay for it by raising taxes only on those making $400,000 or more each year. He is lying. Biden and his liberal allies in Congress are currently trying to get Congress to ...

Piecing Together The District Puzzle

Hello, October. The leaves are falling, the pumpkins are on display, and the Halloween costumes are being made. Also, our lawmakers have their colored pencils out, ready to draw new congressional and legislative district boundaries. The state Senate has the easy job, unless they choose to ...

The PRO Act Is Legislation for Working People, Not Elites

Since the 1970s, growth in “real wages” (that is, the value of the dollars paid to employees after being adjusted for inflation) in the United States has slowed compared to overall economic productivity. It’s no coincidence that during that same time there has been an ever-increasing ...