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Business perspective on economic growth and tax

Steve Roberts May 3, 2017, 7:44am

CHARLESTON – West Virginia’s business tax climate ranking was the third worst in the nation just a dozen years ago. Our state bore the dubious rank of 47th in the nation when ranked among the 50 states for business tax competitiveness.

Legislature addresses elections, business filings, efficiencies for SOS office

Mac Warner May 2, 2017, 11:39am

CHARLESTON – The day I took office we began meeting with legislators to swiftly draft proposed bills to deal with the difficulties encountered in this office.

Tremendous victories require continued vigilance

Patrick Morrisey Apr. 24, 2017, 8:23am

CHARLESTON – Over the past few months, West Virginia has experienced a tremendous amount of success in beating back years of federal overreach that have devastated many in our state.

What a bunch of bulls__t

Hoppy Kercheval Apr. 18, 2017, 12:05pm

CHARLESTON – You could see what might be coming.

In Senate speech, Capito supports action for miners

Shelle Moore Capito Apr. 11, 2017, 2:08pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an April 4 speech on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) urged her colleagues to support action to prevent a lapse in important benefits to retired miners.

President Trump ends 'War on Coal'

Hoppy Kercheval Apr. 4, 2017, 11:16am

CHARLESTON – President Trump failed in his attempt to fulfill a campaign promise to replace ObamaCare, but he has made good on his pledge to get the EPA’s foot off the throat of the coal industry.

The opioid epidemic: We're making a difference

Patrick Morrisey Mar. 28, 2017, 8:49am

CHARLESTON – Addiction impacts every West Virginian. Whether it’s a child who lost a parent to an overdose or a friend who found himself addicted to pills after a routine surgery, the opioid epidemic has infiltrated every community and every household in our state.

Gorsuch is the right choice for U.S. Supreme Court

Shelley Moore Capito Mar. 20, 2017, 12:43pm

WASHINGTON – Few individuals over the last century have impacted the American legal discourse as profoundly as the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

Fair standards are key to state growth

Rebecca McPhail Mar. 13, 2017, 3:52pm

CHARLESTON – It shouldn’t be difficult to change state rules that are stricter than those that are recommended by a left-leaning 2014 Environmental Protection Agency and that have been adopted by neighboring states.

Manchin stands, while Dems sit on their hands

Hoppy Kercheval Mar. 7, 2017, 2:17pm

MORGANTOWN – There were times during President Trump’s recent speech to Congress when Senator Joe Manchin stood alone among Democrats to applaud.

Carmichael's 'Voluntary tax scenario' is nothing more than a misleading slogan

Christopher J. Regan Feb. 26, 2017, 6:50pm

WHEELING – No one distorts language better than a politician.

It's time to consider legalizing marijuana in West Virginia

Richard Neely Feb. 21, 2017, 11:47am

CHARLESTON – Has anyone noticed that a person can roller skate down Charleston’s Quarrier Street at high noon without fear of being hit by a car?

A justice who will fight for West Virginians

Patrick Morrisey Feb. 13, 2017, 8:02am

CHARLESTON – In late January, President Trump took an important step toward ensuring that the U.S. Supreme Court will protect the interests of the people of West Virginia.

Where did all of West Virginia's money go?

Christopher J. Regan Feb. 7, 2017, 9:11am

WHEELING – The West Virginia Capitol is a crime scene.

An American tragedy, in three acts

Christopher J. Regan Jan. 31, 2017, 1:14pm

WHEELING -- Act I flashes back to Reagan’s landslide victory in 1980, as he declares that “government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” Thirty-six years later, his words continue to reverberate.

Rooting out Medicaid fraud demands new leadership

Patrick Morrisey Jan. 24, 2017, 11:18am

CHARLESTON – Waste, fraud and abuse are rampant nationwide and West Virginia certainly is no exception.

'Hellhole' label used to blackmail lawmakers into rigging civil justice system

Jane Peak Jan. 18, 2017, 9:31am

MORGANTOWN – For more than 10 years the American Tort Reform Association, a front group bankrolled by America’s most powerful and wealthy CEOs, has attacked West Virginia with its widely discredited “Judicial Hellhole” report.

Voter mandate for change is a mandate to change

Mac Warner Jan. 10, 2017, 1:07pm

MORGANTOWN – During the recent election cycle, a common theme emerged as to the operation of the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office.

Can state government be 'rightsized?'

Hoppy Kercheval Jan. 3, 2017, 12:18pm

MORGANTOWN – As Governor-elect Jim Justice and lawmakers prepare for what is expected to be a challenging session of the Legislature, the term “rightsizing government” is being tossed around.

Trump's appointment of Pruitt will bring EPA back in line

Hoppy Kercheval Dec. 20, 2016, 10:28am

MORGANTOWN – The environmental left is apoplectic over President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency.