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West Virginia is going in the right direction

“We all want progress,” C.S. Lewis once observed, “but. if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.”

State small business statistics reveal continued job creation, economic growth

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Small Business Development Center’s most-recent data revealed “continued job creation and economic growth in the Mountain State."

West Virginia One Stop Business Center geared toward convenience

CHARLESTON – Steven Allen Adams, assistant communications director for West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner, said the One Stop Business Center, which opened on Jan. 30 in Charleston, “combines the resources of four state agencies to better help business with registrations, licensing, labor and taxation issues.”

Moving closer to an intermediate appellate court

The West Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee has recommended passage of the intermediate appeals court bill to the full senate with several amendments.

On legal reform, our work has just begun

CHARLESTON – In his State of the State address, Governor Jim Justice hailed the “miracle” unfolding in the Mountain State. We’re now on sound fiscal footing, so we can invest more in things like education and infrastructure.

State agencies must be prepared for the worst

CHARLESTON – Serving 21 years as an intelligence officer in the United States Marine Corps taught me one thing; always b​​​​​e prepared for the worst.

Success and accomplishment in Year One

CHARLESTON – On January 16, 2017, I was honored to take the oath of office as the 30th Secretary of State of West Virginia. Through my first year, we worked to improve customer services and operational efficiencies in every Division. The good news is we did it – and we will continue to do it every day I’m in office.

ILR says West Virginia legal climate improving but still needs work

WASHINGTON – As Gov. Jim Justice prepares to give his State of the State address, a division of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says West Virginia’s legal climate is improving.

Morrisey files suit against GM over ignition switch issues in vehicles

WHEELING – The attorney general has filed a suit against a Detroit automaker over allegations it sold unsafe vehicles.

Despite lack of details, state leaders still excited about China Energy deal

CHARLESTON – Despite being worth potentially $83.7 billion, West Virginia’s agreement earlier this month with China Energy essentially has disappeared from headlines.

Official: China Energy deal 'fulfills promise' of shale gas revolution

CHARLESTON – West Virginia leaders continue to praise the $83.7 billion agreement with China Energy as an amazing opportunity.

State leaders beaming about $83.7 billion China Energy agreement

CHARLESTON – An $83.7 billion agreement with China Energy has state leaders downright giddy.

Child Advocacy Network kicks off fundraiser to help child victims of abuse

CHARLESTON – For the month of November, the West Virginia Child Advocacy Network (WVCAN) is asking law enforcement and friends across the state to stop shaving.

Appeals court grants request for WVDEP to start over on disputed pipeline review

CHARLESTON – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has granted a request by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to throw out the DEP’s approval of the Mountain Valley Pipeline and let them start over.

Voices heard on the end of the war on coal

The war on coal​ is officially over. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced last week that the Trump Administration is abandoning the Clean Power Plan that was created to cripple the coal industry in America.

W.Va. leaders hail withdrawal of EPA Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON – The Trump Administration is abandoning the Clean Power Plan which was supposed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Fall in love with #AlmostHeaven West Virginia

CHARLESTON – In #AlmostHeaven West Virginia, choosing a favorite season can be next to impossible. Each one seems wilder and more wonderful than the last. Snow-capped winter mountains give way to springtime blooms which transform into the deep and rolling green hills of summertime. But for many of our state’s most devoted fans, one season stands out from the rest. And it’s just around the corner.

AG's office returns $600K more to state, total now above $38M

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has returned more than $600,000 to the state general fund.

West Virginia needs the road bond

CHARLESTON – In West Virginia, location is a key selling point for manufacturing companies that want easy access to eastern markets and east coast shipping channels. Yet location means little if roads and bridges are not well maintained or modernized.

Longest serving state lawmaker endorses road bond issue

Dear Editor: As a member of the Republican State Executive Committee, I feel compelled to write this letter endorsing the road bond issue which will be voted upon October 7th.