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THEIR VIEW: Taking the Mountain State to the world market

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 30, 2011

CHARLESTON -- Recently I had the privilege of awarding the Governor's Commendation for International Market Entry to 49 West Virginia companies.

THEIR VIEW: Davis opts to stay home

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 21, 2011

MORGANTOWN -- State Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis has made current and aspiring officeholders of her own Democratic Party -- and a few Republicans -- breathe a little easier.

THEIR VIEW: Private sector growth is vital

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 16, 2011

CHARLESTON -- In recent weeks, I had the opportunity to meet with hard working West Virginians who are growing our state's private sector.

THEIR VIEW: Losers always want another chance

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 7, 2011

Romano CLARKSBURG -- We all hate "tit for tat," but the recent article by Richie Heath, director of the so-called Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA), again demanding the state expand government by creating an intermediate court of appeals, begs a response.

THEIR VIEW: International trade comes with certain risks

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 1, 2011

CHARLESTON -- West Virginia businesses are working hard to compete on the world stage. Our abundant natural resources -– coal, timber, metals –- actually allow our Mountain State to realize an almost-unheard-of trade surplus.

THEIR VIEW: CEOs low ranking of W.Va. not good for business

By The West Virginia Record | May 26, 2011

MORGANTOWN -- West Virginia has gotten yet another bad business ranking. This time it comes from Chief Executive Magazine, which recently published its list of the best and worst states to do business in 2011.

THEIR VIEW: Personal attacks aimed at protecting profits, not justice

By The West Virginia Record | May 18, 2011

CHARLESTON -- As head of the West Virginia Association for Justice (WVAJ) — the official name of West Virginia's personal injury lawyers — Michael Romano continues to do his best to demagogue the issue of appeals court legislation.

THEIR VIEW: Folks who have everything always want more

By The West Virginia Record | May 12, 2011

CLARKSBURG -- Ever notice that the more folks have, the harder it is for them to recognize how good they have it. Like rich folks who seem to have everything, they whine and stomp their feet until their own delusional view of the world comes crashing down on them.

THEIR VIEW: The time is now for deficit reduction

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 27, 2011

WASHINGTON -- Last week's announcement by Standard & Poor's that it was cutting the outlook on our nation's long-term rating from stable to negative for the first time in 70 years was a cold, hard reality check -- we need to get our fiscal house in order sooner, rather than later, or suffer the consequences.

THEIR VIEW: More government contracting opportunities for small businesses

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 21, 2011

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. -- Before I was appointed to this position a few months ago, I spent more than 20 years in the small business contracting community. In the short time I have been serving as Regional Administrator, one thing has become clear -- this Administration is serious about expanding government contracting opportunities for small businesses.

THEIR VIEW: School choice victory

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 14, 2011

MORGANTOWN -- School choice advocates won a significant victory recently in the U.S. Supreme Court.

THEIR VIEW: Chamber has it wrong about need for court

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 7, 2011

CLARKSBURG -- Steve Roberts and his West Virginia Chamber are at it again -- bad mouthing West Virginia, hoping to scare legislators into eliminating more of our hard-earned rights.

THEIR VIEW: Judicial system is hurting West Virginia

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 31, 2011

CHARLESTON -- Senate Bill 307 - legislation to establish an intermediate court of appeals in West Virginia - passed overwhelmingly in the State Senate this past legislative session. Gov. Tomblin supported this effort and encouraged passage of the bill.

THEIR VIEW: Reducing the food tax

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 24, 2011

CHARLESTON -- "A penny saved is a penny earned." With that, Benjamin Franklin added to a growing collection of wise words to share with a very young nation. These wise words still apply today.

THEIR VIEW: Session shows need for leadership

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 16, 2011

CHARLESTON -- The recently adjourned legislative session reinforces my belief that West Virginia is in dire need of true leadership.

THEIR VIEW: Legislative session damaged West Virginia

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 16, 2011

CHARLESTON -- The 2011 Legislative Session was not only a failure, but also damaging to the perception of West Virginia for those that might consider this as a possible destination to locate their business.

THEIR VIEW: Get W.Va. working again

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 10, 2011

CHARLESTON -- I am an eighth generation West Virginian who loves this state and wants nothing more than to make it better for future generations.

THEIR VIEW: W.Va. companies shine across the globe

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 10, 2011

CHARLESTON -- Time and again, I've said West Virginia is a great place to do business.

THEIR VIEW: Cap on damages helps health care

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 2, 2011

CHARLESTON -- George Santayana, the early-20th-century philosopher, famously observed, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." His profound remark might easily apply to West Virginia.

THEIR VIEW: What Reagan really said about tort reform

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 2, 2011

WASHINGTON -- During the recent 100th anniversary of the birth of Ronald Reagan, we read many tributes to him and re-read many of his greatest speeches.

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