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Innovation is key to transforming education

By John Perdue and Kent Leonhardt | Feb 5, 2019

CHARLESTON – When there is a good idea, a truly viable option to move our state forward, we should work together to transform that idea into a tangible opportunity. The road to progress has fewer bumps when we travel in the same direction. As State Agriculture Commissioner and State Treasurer, we agree that “road to progress” begins with education.

Protecting your backyard from unlawful regulation

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 29, 2019

CHARLESTON – As your Attorney General, I have worked hard to keep the regulatory power of the federal government at bay, particularly as it creeps into the everyday lives of West Virginians.

Auditor working to improve practices, transparency

By John B. McCuskey | Jan 29, 2019

CHARLESTON – While the state Legislature is debating and setting budgets for the coming fiscal year, it’s important for West Virginia citizens to know the State Auditor’s Office has been and continues to implement modern and improved accounting practices to track the spending of your taxpayer dollars.

Education is the state's greatest responsibility

By Mitch Carmichael | Jan 22, 2019

CHARLESTON – There is no greater responsibility of state government than to provide a thorough education for our children.

Lawmakers have a big to-do list in 2019

By Steve Roberts | Jan 22, 2019

As we look ahead, we can’t think too long about the needs and challenges we face in West Virginia without turning our attention to jobs and the economy. Both are critical components to a vibrant state and a prosperous future for our residents.

West Virginia ahead of the game with industrial hemp

By Kent Leonhardt | Jan 22, 2019

One agricultural initiative that West Virginia has been way ahead on is the development of industrial hemp.

One Stop Business Center celebrating one year anniversary with open house

By Mac Warner | Jan 14, 2019

CHARLESTON – “Moving at the Speed of Business” is the motto of the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Business and Licensing Division. Advances in technology and a new user-friendly website have given our office the opportunity to communicate more effectively and respond quicker to the needs of the state’s business community and entrepreneurs.

Anti-growth mentality hurts West Virginia

By Rebecca McPhail | Jan 14, 2019

CHARLESTON – West Virginia is certainly making progress on several fronts, but some in the state are determined to sabotage our potential for progress by trying to outlaw or restrict one of our most successful economic development tools.

We need the full story on Warner and BRIM settlements

By Ron Johnson | Jan 8, 2019

CHARLESTON – A true story with information left out becomes highly deceptive. The media has reported extensively on the settlement cost involved in the termination of 12 individuals in the Secretary of State's Office when Mac Warner took office.

It’s time for the state to invest in agriculture

By Kent Leonhardt | Jan 8, 2019

If you believe agriculture should be part of our effort to diversify our state’s economy, lend us your voice. Tell your elected officials to join our cause. It’s time we invest in agriculture.

New chairs of education committees will have their hands full

By Hoppy Kercheval | Jan 1, 2019

MORGANTOWN – When the 2019 legislative session begins later this month, we should watch even more closely than usual what happens on the education front, particularly with two new committee chairs.

2018: A new awareness for West Virginia agriculture

By Kent Leonhardt | Dec 18, 2018

CHARLESTON – Freshman college quarterbacks in their first season make a lot of mistakes. But every year after, they continue to hone in on their craft becoming the field commander of their dreams.

Starting, growing a business in West Virginia has never been easier

By Jason Parsons | Dec 11, 2018

Recently, in one 48-hour period, 63 new business organizations formed across West Virginia. Perhaps there has been no better time in decades to be in business in the Mountain State.

Tips for a secure, happy holiday season

By Patrick Morrisey | Dec 4, 2018

CHARLESTON – The holidays are a time for shopping and charitable giving, and while this is a time for sharing with family and friends, be careful not to inadvertently share your personal information with strangers who may be identity thieves.

Trump’s energy policies are paying off for workers and consumers

By Richard McCarty | Nov 27, 2018

WASHINGTON – With the liberal media busy looking for excuses to attack President Trump and his administration, you might have missed some good news on the energy front. American energy jobs are being created, gas prices are dropping, energy imports are dropping and energy exports are rising.

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