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Praising Benjamin: When saying the least says the most

Kevin Robinson Mar. 28, 2016, 7:37am

BECKLEY – I had not been practicing law very long when I first met Justice Brent Benjamin, but longtime observers of the state Supreme Court have told me him taking a seat on the bench in 2005 brought a refreshing perspective to the Court.

Legislature helped its corporate backers, failed to tackle real issues

Paige Flanigan Mar. 21, 2016, 1:39pm

CHARLESTON – The 2016 West Virginia Legislative session has been called one of the worst ever by media outlets and organizations statewide. West Virginia is facing real challenges right now. Our roads are bad. We have a huge budget deficit. Millions of dollars have been cut from our schools. Coal is in decline and West Virginia workers need to be retrained for 21st century jobs. A financial crisis is looming.

Outside counsel policy ends cronyism, saves millions

Patrick Morrisey Mar. 21, 2016, 1:34pm

CHARLESTON – West Virginia taxpayers deserve transparency, competitive bidding and millions of dollars in cost savings, all of which my administration delivered with its implementation of an outside counsel policy.

Legislature continues focus on needed lawsuit reforms

Roman Stauffer Mar. 15, 2016, 7:29am

CHARLESTON – As the curtain falls on this year’s legislative session, we all should applaud the members of the West Virginia Legislature for their abilities to tackle big issues, particularly lawsuit reforms, which will move our state forward and into the national mainstream.

West Virginia's comeback begins now

Patrick Morrisey Mar. 7, 2016, 1:04pm

CHARLESTON – Historic and unprecedented. Those words illustrate West Virginia’s seismic victory recently at the U.S. Supreme Court – a victory that reverberated across the nation instilling hope in the state’s coal industry and forcing bureaucrats to think twice before using executive regulation to bring about radical change. The ruling, issued Feb. 9, immediately stopped President Obama from implementing the centerpiece of his coal-killing agenda. It limits further economic damage by freezing t

Drawing a line in the sand

Roger Hanshaw Mar. 1, 2016, 7:45am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia House of Delegates sent a unanimous message last week to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: stay out of our homes. We’ve had a lot of healthy, robust debates this session on issues that lawmakers have had strong disagreements on. They’ve attracted a lot of headlines, and sometimes give the appearance that lawmakers in Charleston can’t agree on anything.

A new plan to get West Virginia moving

Bill Cole Feb. 20, 2016, 4:53pm

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

Workplace Freedom Act moves the state forward

Jordan Hill Feb. 16, 2016, 10:04am

CHARLESTON – By now I’m sure most West Virginians have heard the talking points: “Right-to-work is wrong,” and, “Right-to-work is the right to work for less.” But are these oft repeated phrases accurate?

THEIR VIEW: More reinvestment in treatment efforts

The West Virginia Record Jun. 2, 2015, 12:31pm

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.

THEIR VIEW: Companies must be held accountable for e-cig marketing

Jay Rockefeller Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- Just a few generations ago, young people were bombarded with marketing messages from cigarette companies on television, in magazines, on billboards, at sports and cultural events, and multiple other channels.

THEIR VIEW: Fixing VA means finding political will to fund it

Jay Rockefeller Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm

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.

Their View: United States Supreme Court Rules Unanimously That Cell Phone Searches Require a Warrant in Riley v. California

The West Virginia Record Jul. 24, 2014, 12:34pm


THEIR VIEW: CALA spin machine out of control

Anthony Majestro Jul. 10, 2014, 8:46am

CHARLESTON – Greg Thomas and West Virginia CALA are at it again.

THEIR VIEW: Abusive lawsuits hurt small businesses

Greg Thomas Jun. 19, 2014, 7:56am

CHARLESTON – Small and local businesses are a staple to communities across West Virginia, but many such businesses feel threatened by abusive lawsuits, which can be very costly even if they are meritless.

THEIR VIEW: Ways to solve VA Hospital problems now

Chris Regan Jun. 5, 2014, 8:50am

WHEELING -- Remember when we learned the Veterans Administration was doing a horrible job taking care of our wounded veterans?

THEIR VIEW: Small business, big vision

Earl Ray Tomblin May 29, 2014, 9:13am

CHARLESTON -- I have had the opportunity to meet the owners of many successful small businesses across West Virginia since becoming your governor.

THEIR VIEW: West Virginia is not for sale

Greg Thomas May 21, 2014, 11:11am

CHARLESTON -- Congratulations to the candidates who were successful in the Primary Election and advanced to the General Election.

THEIR VIEW: Two new laws W.Va. employers must know about

Joseph U. Leonoro May 15, 2014, 12:43pm

The West Virginia Legislature’s 2014 regular session concluded (in March). Like in many states, the West Virginia Legislature passed a bill to increase the state minimum wage this year.

THEIR VIEW: CALA perpetuating a fraud on West Virginia

The West Virginia Record Mar. 19, 2014, 2:28pm


THEIR VIEW: Using a legitimate claim as pretext to bash liability rules is not the best tribute

The West Virginia Record Feb. 18, 2014, 12:00pm