CHARLESTON – There is no doubt that West Virginia is facing an economic and a fiscal crisis. We are reminded constantly of our troubled times. Miners being laid off because of President Obama’s War on Coal. A majority of our adults not working. High unemployment. Dead last in job growth because we are the most over-regulated state in the nation. A $353 million state budget deficit that is only going to grow in the short term because of the dramatic decline of severance taxes and the ripple effec
By EARL RAY TOMBLIN CHARLESTON – I am pleased to announce $250,000 in grant funding to support the ongoing implementation of the Treatment Supervision Program initiative, part of my administration's landmark justice reinvestment efforts. By continuing to expand access to substance abuse treatment and recovery programs, we can get those struggling with addiction the help they need, reduce recidivism and allow those on the road to recovery return to their families, communities and workplaces.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Jay Rockefeller, the longest serving member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and its former chairman, recently issued the following remarks during a meeting of the Senate-House bipartisan panel charged with crafting compromise legislation aimed at making reforms to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities.
WHEELING -- Remember when we learned the Veterans Administration was doing a horrible job taking care of our wounded veterans?