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.
CHARLESTON -- Time and again, I've said West Virginia is a great place to do business.
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.
WASHINGTON -- "I think it's a violation of the 10th Amendment, and I don't believe the Federal Government has any more authority to regulate health care under the Commerce Clause than it does to regulate liability caps in states under the Commerce Clause."
WASHINGTON -- A recent ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Carl Barbier proves what victims of the unprecedented Deepwater Horizon spill have claimed for months: the so-called "independent" Gulf Coast Claims Facility is anything but a neutral arbitrator or mediator.
WASHINGTON -- In his State of the Union speech, President Obama indicated his support for some type of federal law limiting lawsuits for medical malpractice.
CHARLESTON -- Because the Framers of our State Constitution are no longer around to defend themselves I have decided to step up to the plate on their behalf and scream what I believe they would say today if still in our midst: "We are not stupid! We knew what we were doing! Read the damn Constitution!"
CHARLESTON -- I ran for the U.S. Senate to make a meaningful difference, to bring commonsense values to Washington and, above all else, to stand up for West Virginia families and our way of life.
BECKLEY -- Beckley ARH Hospital and its parent organization, Appalachian Regional Healthcare Inc. took a step in November that we wish we did not have to take. We issued a notice that we intend to sue the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and the DHHR's Bureau for Medical Services over inadequate Medicaid reimbursement rates.
MORGANTOWN -- A West Virginia high school football game, it turns out, should be settled on the field and not in a courtroom.
Browning CHARLESTON -- With economic development and job creation in the forefront of his state priorities, a comprehensive study to analyze an action plan regarding the tourism industry in West Virginia has begun.
MORGANTOWN -- West Virginia got some good news recently from the state's newest U.S. Senator. Sen. Joe Manchin told reporters that he had assurances from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that cap-and-trade would not be taken up by the next Congress.