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Budget Woes May Intensify

April 18, 2014 Within a few weeks, West Virginia officials should have an idea of whether the gap between state spending and budget revenue is going to persist — or even grow worse. more »»

 
 
 
Liberals Destroying Nation’s Economy

April 18, 2014 Americans seem to have become numb to worry about our astronomical national debt, already at $17.5 trillio. more »»

Improving Rural Access to Care

April 17, 2014 Seminars and forums on rural health care in West Virginia have been held regularly for several years. But one scheduled for next week will be different because of — you guessed it — Obamacare. Rep. more »»

Rein in EPA’s Unhealthy Power

April 17, 2014 Few federal officials have the kind of virtually unbridled power enjoyed by the Environmental Protection Agenc. more »»

Law a Disservice To Many Workers

April 17, 2014 Marshall County government employees enjoy good health insurance provided through the county. more »»

Old Debt Collection Outrageous Abuse

April 17, 2014 At times it seems few in the federal government worry much about enforcing the law. Millions of illegal immigrants are evidence of tha. more »»

Fighting Drug Abuse in Ohio

April 16, 2014 Drug abuse has become a wildfire in Ohio, spreading rapidly and consuming lives in the process. Local law enforcement agencies cannot battle it on their own. State officials need to do more. more »»

Judge Correct In DUI Sentence

April 16, 2014 Kenneth Eugene Cunningham should be no threat to the traveling public for the next five years. Clearly, however, he has been one in the past. more »»

Gee Correct About WVU

April 15, 2014 At first glance, it might seem obvious that college and university presidents should make students their top priority. more »»

Boost Medicaid Waiver Funding

April 15, 2014 A new health care study makes it clearer than ever that West Virginia policymakers are missing a good bet by not spending more on the Medicaid Aged and Disabled Waiver program. more »»

Tax Burden Heavy For Middle Class

April 15, 2014 Finished your income tax return yet? Today’s the deadline for most filers, so if your return isn’t completed, you’d better get at it. more »»

Commenting on Home Rule in Moundsville

April 15, 2014 If you are a resident or business owner in Moundsville, you may want to make time this evening to attend a special City Council meeting. It is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Municipal Building. more »»

Ohio Schools Still Need Reform

April 14, 2014 Ohioans worried about their children’s and grandchildren’s futures, both figuratively and literally, may be scratching their heads over a proposed change to the state Constitution. more »»

Obamacare Law Itself Is a Problem

April 14, 2014 Perhaps Kathleen Sebelius was just tired of the pressure of being secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. more »»

Right to Know Is Under Siege

April 13, 2014 With very rare exceptions, everything our local and state governments do in West Virginia ought to be public knowledge. more »»

Don’t Let Thugs Abuse the System

April 13, 2014 West Virginians have been doing more to give drug criminals and intoxicated drivers second chances during the past few years. more »»

Nature Conservancy Scores New Trimuph

April 13, 2014 Perhaps the most effective environmentalist organization in the world, The Nature Conservancy, has scored another victory for West Virginians — and our posterity. more »»

FEMA Flooded With Unfairness

April 12, 2014 For months we have been smelling a rat — a big one in Washington — in the National Flood Insurance Program. As it has developed, our noses were right. more »»

Dispute Dragged On Far Too Long

April 12, 2014 Steubenville officials were right to stick with a $2.5 million lawsuit over a water system pump station. Sometimes, public officials simply give up on such attempts to recover the public’s money. more »»

Charter School Rules Needed

April 11, 2014 Charter schools, with some taxpayer assistance, are excellent alternatives to public education in some places. more »»

Caring for West Virginia Children

April 11, 2014 For all the liberal claims that Obamacare merits credit for providing health insurance coverage to those who lacked it previously, some states have been doing the job just as well — or better —... more »»

 
 

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