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Tax reform will boost United States' economy

By Danny Hamrick | Dec 12, 2017

CHARLESTON – West Virginians deserve to keep more of their hard-earned income. This is exactly what President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have planned for America.

West Virginia citizens deserve whole Supreme Court story

By Allen Loughry | Dec 7, 2017

CHARLESTON – Many have heard or read about the renovations at the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. News media have boiled this down to a “he said/he said” situation, but that ignores the clear and critical facts.

Protecting your personal information from identity theft

By Patrick Morrisey | Dec 5, 2017

CHARLESTON – As the holiday season approaches, it becomes increasingly important for consumers to exercise caution to protect financial information.

Limiting damage caused by abusive class-action lawsuits

By Rebecca McPhail | Nov 28, 2017

CHARLESTON – Manufacturing is essential to West Virginia’s economy, providing tens of thousands of jobs and more than $4 billion a year in exports. But there’s an import that threatens these West Virginia companies: Class action lawsuits.

Tax relief will help all West Virginians

By Alex Mooney | Nov 17, 2017

WASHINGTON – The year was 1986, Ronald Reagan was president, the Chicago Bears won the Super Bowl and Top Gun was the hit movie at the box office — and it was also the last time the federal government reformed the tax code.

President's tax plan will benefit West Virginians

By Tim Armstead | Nov 13, 2017

CHARLESTON – President Donald Trump has demonstrated his commitment to helping West Virginia rescue our economy from the damage inflicted during the Obama administration.

A national response to the fentanyl epidemic

By Evan Jenkins | Nov 7, 2017

WASHINGTON – Last month, President Trump brought national attention to an issue affecting West Virginia more than any other state – the fentanyl and opioid crisis. By declaring a public health emergency, new resources and support will be coming to West Virginia to help stop drug trafficking and expand treatment for people struggling with addiction.

Human trafficking can happen here

By Patrick Morrisey | Nov 7, 2017

CHARLESTON – When many hear the phrase “human trafficking,” they may think of people from abroad being smuggled into this country to work.

President Trump is right to decertify Iran deal

By Patrick Morrisey | Nov 1, 2017

CHARLESTON – By decertifying the Iran deal, President Trump has taken an important step toward making the United States, and the world, a safer place.

DiTrapano leaves a rich, colorful legacy

By Tim DiPiero | Nov 1, 2017

When a man like Rudy DiTrapano, your legal mentor and friend, lives a full life for 89 years, you're naturally sad but you have an abiding sense of gratitude that he was around so long and so sharp until the very end. But some lives touch you and so many others in such profound ways that their death is especially noteworthy and significant. And you find yourself not willing to say good-bye silently. That’s the case with Rudy. I've got to publicly thank him and pay tribute to his incredible life.

The unauthorized practice of law

By Sharon Eubanks | Oct 25, 2017

WHEELING – Each state has laws that prohibit the unauthorized practice of law. Generally, these laws restrict the practice of law to lawyers who are licensed by the state. Licensing requirements are not uniform, but they frequently require taking and passing one or more bar examinations and a background investigation as to the fitness of an individual to practice law.

Incentivizing change to combat opioid abuse

By Patrick Morrisey | Oct 17, 2017

CHARLESTON – As the chief legal officers of our states, myself and other attorneys general are taking action on many fronts to fight the opioid epidemic. We recognize that the devastating cost of addiction demands an unyielding commitment that utilizes every tool at our disposal.

Understanding the importance of underinsured motorist coverage

By John Artimez | Oct 10, 2017

WHEELING – Few things in the practice of law are as frustrating as having a client who needs help, deserves help, and yet can’t get that help. To make matters even worse, more often than not the dilemma is created by the client herself. Allow me to explain.

The Flag, the Medal of Honor and the President

By Christopher J. Regan | Oct 3, 2017

WHEELING – During the Civil War, flags on the battlefield had enormous tactical and strategic importance. Regimental flags allowed soldiers to know the position of their units, and which direction they should be moving to keep up with it.

Major reform of nation's tax system badly needed

By Conrad Lucas | Oct 3, 2017

You've probably heard in the news that President Trump is beginning to move Congress toward tackling tax reforms.

Transportation vital to West Virginia's economic development

By Matthew Ballard and Bill Bissett | Sep 26, 2017

CHARLESTON – In today's global economy, adequate, efficient and effective infrastructure is one vital component of successful economic development. Economic opportunities are increasingly related to the mobility of people, goods and information.

Fall in love with #AlmostHeaven West Virginia

By Chelsea Ruby | Sep 26, 2017

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.

Trial by jury and its role in American history is forgotten today

By Beth A. White | Sep 19, 2017

CHARLESTON – September 17, 2017, was the 230th anniversary of the U. S. Constitution and an opportunity to celebrate our rights enshrined there. One of the most important is the right to trial by jury.

West Virginia needs the road bond

By Rebecca McPhail | Sep 19, 2017

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.

Cyber terrorism strategy important to safeguarding W.Va. elections

By Mac Warner | Sep 5, 2017

CHARLESTON – The most challenging war we may need to fight in the future will be in cyberspace. It’s a fight I am preparing for as your Secretary of State.

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